The Lace Cardigan hasn't made it out of the knitting bag for a couple of days now so it's time to get quick gratification. I passed up mounds of pastel yarns in the baby section for this bright sport weight yarn. It's made of 83% wool and 17% polyester effect yarn. The effect yarn is actually a thread with slubs* which has been plied with three other strands of wool. The swatch comes out to 24 sts X 32 rows for a 10cm square, knitted on size 3.25mm needles, almost exactly what I'm aiming to get from the merino top that I'll be spinning for the Spin-Off sweater.
*a soft thick uneven section in a yarn or thread -from www.m-w.com