I bought this yarn in an end-of-season sale at the local supermarket for the bargain price of 50c. Because I knit for charity, I'm always on the lookout for bargain yarns. Or I was, until I signed up for Stashalong.
Saleutions, the supplier of this yarn, describes it as:
Tension (10cm x10cm): 22sts, 26rows, Needle Size:4.5mm
Number of colours available:10
It is similar in construction to Feathers (Patons) or Lashes (Panda), from the Australian Country Spinners range, but the 'lashes' are much longer. It is soft to the touch and knits up softly, but, like Feathers and Lashes, it is difficult to work with in the sense that dropped stitches are almost impossible to find.
Because I had only one ball, I mixed it with Panda Carnival acrylic, knitting six rows Carnival, two rows Knitwise in a garter stitch pattern over 19 stitches. The resulting scarf is a little over 2 metres long but quite narrow (about 15cm). Due to the larger-than-usual needle size for 8ply acrylic and my loose tension, the acrylic knitted up more softly than it otherwise would.
All in all, I am happy with the finished scarf and am sure the recipient will be too!