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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung

#DestashChallenge Update:

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Ballet legwarmers by Jean Chung

Ballet legwarmers by Jean Chung

Some people in my ballet class started asking me to make things for them. And I'm only happy to oblige! I get so excited when I get to make things for people, and spread the joy of handknits. Many are surprised how soft handknit items are, because they just automatically associate handknitting with scratchy wool.

Legwarmers are for one of the dancers in my ballet class. She wanted something simple and plain, knee-length because she needs her knees to get warm, and in dark gray color. Well I just had the perfect yarn for her.

Hera Wool by Samsung Wool Company (Korean website)- Were you surprised that Samsung makes yarn? Although in the U.S., Samsung is known for Samsung Electronics, it is actually conglomerate (multi-industry) company in Korea. Samsung does cars, textile, school uniforms, credit cards, entertainment, etc. 

Hera Wool came out a couple of years ago, as washable wool. If Merino/Nylon blend is popular in the Western hemisphere as washable wool, Wool/Acrylic is in the Eastern hemisphere. Hera Wool is 85% Merino, 15% Acrylic. But when you knit with it, it doesn't feel at all like acyrlic. It has good twists, bounciness, and plied very round. 

Gauge was 22 sts and 30 rows in 4" square swatch; I designed it just so that they come to the knees (19~20" long). I used about 3 balls of Hera Wool.

So there you go: 3 out of 10 balls of yarn for Round 4 of #DestashChallenge!

WIPs on the needles:

1) Improvised sweater in Erika Knight Vintage Wool yarn (8)
2) Aidez cardigan (20)
3) Hugo sweater for Marty (8)
4) Socks for Marty (1)
5) Sock It To Me KAL "Revenge of the Stripes" socks in Toil & Trouble yarn (1)
6) Plain socks in handdyed Madelinetosh Tosh Sock yarn. (1)
7) Cleckheaton Beanie in Australian Superfine Merino yarn  (2) - DON'T FORGET: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY CONTEST!


That totals 41 (!!!!!) balls of yarn!