Swatches

Lousy photograph on a gloomy horrible day – these swatches are still wet so the colours do not show yet

Evenstar swatches

Clockwise from top right:

Swatch #4, the Glisten (100% silk) – the heaviest yarn sample and the most readily blocked to size (6″ wide, 4″ high)

Swatch #3, Hipknits laceweight silk – a totally different character to the Glisten

Swatch #2, Colourmart 2/28 NM Cashmere, Silk, Merino (20/20/60) in Tormenta

Swatch #1, Colourmart 2/50NM silk – struggled to make the height

Verdict tomorrow, once the swatches are dry and unpinned and measured

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