Alize Extra Folklorik Batik
- wonderful colors;
- very forgiving in terms of knitting tension, the stitches look even with minimal effort to keep even tension;
- eyelets look nice, and don’t get lost in the colors, hence it seems a good choice for a pattern with lace elements.
- eats up the cables, they are as invisible as the picture suggests;
- not very nice to the touch, feels a little like twine and not like yarn;
- it’s 100% acrylic, and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
This seems a good choice for a scarf or a shawl, less for an article of clothing.
Extra Folklorik Batik
composition: 100% Acrylic
skein: 100g/3.5Oz – 220m/240yds
gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows = 10cm/4″
recommended needles: 2.5mm/UK -/US – to 4mm/UK 8/US 6
Color used for the sample: 4882
- very pliable and forgiving;
- it works very well with cables;
- like in the case, eyelets look good in it .
- has a lot of bite to it, as it contains wool, not recommended for people with sensitive skin;
- frogging is absolutely painful as it has hair.
As I have sensitive skin, I think I would have used that particular yarn for something that I would not have to wear.
composition: 40% Polyester, 33% Acrylic, 22% Wool, 5% Alpaca
skein: 50g/1.76Oz – 175m/191yds
gauge: 22(manufacturer indicates 21.5 but you can’t cast on half a stitch) sts x 26 rows = 10cm/4″
recommended needles: 3mm/UK 11/US – to 6mm/UK 4/US 10
Color used for the sample: 193