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Accola Beaded Shawl Yarn 1

Hello All, I did my 1st swatch for the Accola project. Thought I would use a Cloudborn fingering yarn that's 45% Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, and 30% silk. I don't know though. I started with size 6 needles and quickly found out that those were WAY too big. Ripped it all out and started again with size 5 needles. That's the beaded portion at the bottom of the swatch. I love the feel of this yarn, but I don't think it's going to work well with the beads. It seems quite strong enough, but the beads get lost behind the slight halo of this yarn. The above swatch was steam blocked, but still it's hard to see all the beads. The size 5 needles I used are still too big. The upper portion of this swatch I did with size 4 needles. And that finally got the 22 stitches /4" gauge. Do you think I should do the beaded portion again using this yarn and size 4 beads? Or is this yarn not appropriate for this project? Please advise. Thank you, Hannelore

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Hello All, I did my 1st swatch for the Accola project. Thought I would use a Cloudborn fingering yarn that's 45% Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, and 30% silk. I don't know though. I started with size 6 needles and quickly found out that those were WAY too big. Ripped it all out and started again with size 5 needles. That's the beaded portion at the bottom of the swatch. I love the feel of this yarn, but I don't think it's going to work well with the beads. It seems quite strong enough, but the beads get lost behind the slight halo of this yarn. The above swatch was steam blocked, but still it's hard to see all the beads. The size 5 needles I used are still too big. The upper portion of this swatch I did with size 4 needles. And that finally got the 22 stitches /4" gauge. Do you think I should do the beaded portion again using this yarn and size 4 beads? Or is this yarn not appropriate for this project? Please advise. Thank you, Hannelore

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