Kolmapäev, 23. märts 2011

Üks selgitus/A clarification

Kuna üllatuskudum on mul töös, ei saa ma veel midagi näidata. Hea kudumissõber Diana andis mulle idee, et võiks kirjutada eesti lõngast, mida tuntakse Raasiku, Aade ja Kauni nime all. Eesti vanasõna ütleb, et heal lapsel mitu nime, ja tõepoolest nõnda on.
Since I am working on a surprise project, I cannot show you anything (yet). My good knitting friend Diana gave me an idea to write about Estonian wool that is known as Raasiku aka Aade aka Kauni. As the Estonian proverb says, a good child has many names, and it is so indeed.
Raasiku ei asu Tallinnast kaugel. Seal on lõngavabrik, toodangu nimi on ametlikult Aade Lõng. Lõng tuleb vihtides, suuremates kogustes saab tellida poolide kaupa. Vihid on eri suurusega. Kui osta vabrikust, siis seal alati aidatakse lahkesti ja otsitakse välja parajad kogused. Taanis on olemas vahendaja, kes kerib vihtidest keradesse ja paneb ilusad sildid nimega Kauni. Tema koduleht on siin.
Raasiku is not far from Tallinn. The yarn factory is situated there. The yarn comes in skeins and, if you wish to order a bigger quantity, on bobbins. The skeins are of different size. If you buy at the factory, they are very helpful and find appropriate quantities for your. Their retailor in Denmark makes skeins into beautiful balls and sticks the label Kauni. Their site is here.
Tegemist on niisiis sama lõngaga. Kuna aga sildid ja nimed on erinevad, siis on segadus. On igasugu legende, justkui Kauni lõng on pehmem, kui Aade või vastupidi. Segadus on siiski suur, sest Ravelrys on kaks eri rühma: Aade Long (nad ei saa kirjutada õ) ja Kauni. Kauni rühm on suurem.
Thus, it is the same yarn we are talking about. Because the labels and the names differ, there is a confusion. I have heard all kind of legends that Kauni yarn is softer than Aade or vise versa. The confusion is so big that there are two separate groups on Ravelry: Aade Long (they don't have Estonian õ; 'lõng' means 'yarn') and Kauni. The latter is bigger than the former.
Mulle meeldib see lõng. Minu käest küsitakse, ega pole liiga kare. See on individuaalne asi, igaüks peab ise proovima. Muidugi pole see kašmiir ega siid. Samas pärast pesemsit muutub koepind pehmemaks. Mustrivaliku suhtes on see lõng praktiliselt universaalne: palmikud, pits, reljeefsed koed on kõik kenad. Võib panna kokku mitu lõnga, olen mitmeid kordi kudunud kahekordsest 8/2-st. Veel üks huvitav asi: kui käisin viimati vabrikus, räägiti mulle, et värvitakse mudiugi valget lõnga, aga ka naturaalset halli. Siis tekivad huvitavad toonid. Nt minu roheline kampsun on just sellisest roheliseks värvitud hallist lõngast. Lubati, et sel aastal tuleb ka uusi värve.
I like this yarn. I am often asked whether it is not to coarse. It is a matter of individual sensitivity, everybody should try and decide. Of course it is no cashmere or silk. Still, after washing the fabric becomes softer. The yarn is practically universal as far as the choice of stitch pattern is concerned: cables, lace, structured patters look beautiful. You can knit several strands together, I've done it several times with 8/2. Another interesting thing: when I was there recently, I was told that they dye white yarns (but of course) and also natural greys. In that case you get nice shades. For instance my green jacket is exactly from a grey yarn dyed green. They promised new colours this year.

8 kommentaari:

Agnė ütles ...

Ačiū už aprašymą. O gal būtų galima kada pamatyti daugiau vaizdų iš mezgėjų rojaus, kur gimsta šie siūlai? Aš irgi turiu labai gražų kamuolį (jau net ne giją, susivyniojau) ir tikiuosi artimiausiu metu išbandyti :)

Anna ütles ...

Agne, džiaugiuosi, kad kažkam tai naudinga. Ketinu netrukus važiuoti į fabriką, tada pardarysiu nuotraukas ir butinai aprašysiu. O Jūsu siūlai iš Mezgimo zonos, žinoma?

Diana ütles ...

Anna thank you so much for the post :-)) I also often see people write about this two yarns like they are different, when in reality it is the same yarn ;-))

Heli ütles ...

Tänuväärne postitus.
Pean samuti huvitavaks nende värvitud halli lõnga, olen laos käies seda lausa otsinud ja ostnud.

Anna ütles ...

Diana, thanks! I was asked to take pictures at the factory; once I get there, I definitely will.

Heili, aitäh. Arvan, et eestlased teavad seda kõike niigi. Jah, uskumatu, see lambahall annab tõesti erilise efekti.

Robin ütles ...

I am a big fan of the Kauni/ Aade yarn also. I have knit with it only once but loved the texture and the colors are beautiful. Although I would not wear it right next to the skin, I do think it softens more after soaking and is great for many things. Thanks for the post, it will be fun to see photos when you visit. :)

Anna ütles ...

Robin, thank you! I plan a visti to the factory sometime in April.

Agnė ütles ...

Anna, būsiu dėkinga ir labai lauksiu vaizdų. O siūlai, be abejo, iš Mezgimo zonos. Neplanavau pirkti. Bet viena spalva taip patiko, kad būtinai turėjau nusipirkti (keista, kad tik viena, bet bus ir daugiau) :D