I finished knitting the last few inches of a Fibert Trends' Versatility Vest for my aunt, who wasn't up to it these days, in exchange for an even less-finished project which I have recycled into eleven or twelve balls of Cashsoft DK in Mist.
After swatching carefully, I thought that my gauge was spot-on -- ha-ha!
Luckily this came out in the wash, as they say.
The vest is in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky, very nice to knit with, I must say, even though I tend to like finer yarns generally. The color is more accurate in the photos below, a soft baby-blue.
I was secretly hoping that there would be enough left over for a scarf, but it was not to be. I had a little felted project in mind for Laura's dolls' house, and so I did some research online and read that Cashmerino will not felt, because of the microfiber content. Feeling experimental anyway, I knitted up a rather loose swatch, and tossed it back and forth between hot and ice-cold water, where it sort of tensed up, but did not really felt. After six or eight washes in the machine with my cleaning rags -- hot water, heavy-duty cycle -- it has become a rather interesting sort of bouclé texture.
The edges don't look particularly sturdy, but I roughed up the trimmings to almost no effect, so perhaps little dolls' feet will not be too hard on it.
One ball Red Hart Heart & Sole 70% superwash wool, 30% nylon (213 yds/195m per 50g ball), in "Watercolor Stripe"; 2mm needles.. Julia hates them -- "too scratchy".