I thought you might like to see the coin hip scarves Dotter and I wear for our belly dancing class... which is still utterly brilliant!
Today I cast on a Three Tams birthday gift for someone... they can't wear wool, and I'm not sure about other natural fibres, so for the first time in years I'm knitting with 100% acrylic.
This is the brand new Smoothie DK by Patons, and I must say it's really lovely - it feels close to a cotton / bamboo blend, and has a beautiful sheen. The yarn is 6 strands quite tightly twisted, a bit like one of those amazing Italian yarns. The 100g balls are really well priced too, only about $4.50 each. Main problem is it's a bit splitty, similar to the Lincraft Bamboozle.
Since this is an 8ply (24 sts : 10 cm), and the Tam needs a 20 st : 10 cm gauge, I've gone up by .5 mm in my needles, and got gauge spot on. This is the gauge swatch :
I'm only 3 rows into the Tam here .... so pretty!