Kureyon that is being mean to me, I've indulged myself with a little Schaefer Anne.
I've had to switch out the white background I normal shoot my photos on, as this yarn really washed out in the pics, no doubt the white component of the yarn being the culprit.
This blue background actually worked well and this is one of the few photos I didn't have to fiddle with to get a good representation (on my screen).
I'm very pleased with the colour patterning. (Anne is one hand paint that usually gives me best patterning on the size Large 72 stitch sock, while almost all other hand paints perform best on the 54 IMHO).
So since that skein worked out well in the Medium, I decided to take a crack at another.
I don't mind pooling when it works in spirals or even in patches. But I HATE it when it makes sloppy vertical columns. Hate it, I say!
Dare I go for three?
I forgot to photo the skein before I knit it this time. And on this last pair I probably should have gone back to my white backdrop...the colour representation isn't way off on my screen, though what looks orange is actually more of a bronze and there is some kind of grainy effect goin' on that isn't real.
After three colourways my luck ran out ;o( I tried two more and both started to pool vertically. I stopped and frogged both of them by the time I got halfway down the first leg. These skeins will, I'm sure, do their thing for me on the 72 cylinder.
Schaefer Anne is 60% Superwash Merino, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon. At $28/skein (last time I looked) its a litte rich (but seems like a bargoon after Mori). The yardage is very generous at 560 in the 4 oz skeins.
The tag says, 'Hand or Machine Wash'. I've got a pair that must be two years old and they are still holding up, though I do find mohair blends will pill/felt/scuz more easily than most of my socks. I always wash them inside out in a small load with the washing machine set on handwash, warm/warm, and I block them on stretchers.
DW tossed a pair in the 'regular wash' once - they shrunk quite a bit, but worse, they really fulled and so didn't have enough stretch left in them to rehabilitate.
Anne is a luxurious yarn, but it needs to be pampered a little!