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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Silken Mohair by Cherry Tree Hill on: September 17, 2007 06:00:02 PM
I have 3 skeins ea in 2 different colorways - and no idea what to do with it. I mean, I did when I bought it, but I forget. (I really should start labelling yarn with my intent, I know)

Got any good suggestions as to what this yarn is particularly good for? (sweaters, scarves, or shawls, etc.) It's worsted weight... Smiley
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Changing pattern gauge (or finding a new pattern) on: September 16, 2007 04:10:39 PM
Ok, I have a wealth of questions swimming around in my head at the moment and here's one of them:

I have some absolutely lovely Rowan Tapestry yarn that I want to make a sweater out of - with cables. I have the Wicked pattern, but the gauge doesn't match (what I can get (20-22) and what the pattern calls for (18 or 24). Now, if I go up a size (in the last gauge listed), will it turn out ok, you think?

Or does anyone know of any GA 20-22 patterns for a simple cabled sweater/turtleneck?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Not staring at your knitting on: September 16, 2007 03:51:12 PM
Am I the only one who can't do this? I mean, I hear about people watching movies bla bla bla while they're knitting.... I HAVE to look at what I'm doing in fear of screwing it up. Am I weird? How can I rid myself of this *bad* habit?
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Double knit-in (color change) on: September 16, 2007 11:31:50 AM
Can I just say how brilliant this is? And easy? I watched the video on knitting-help.com and got it on my first try. Now, I've been using this method on my Gryffindor scarf....absolutely brilliant!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need some design recommendations/insight on: September 10, 2007 12:59:08 PM
I desperately want to start making my own knits. I definitely have the basics down, and I dare place myself at an intermediate level at this point (skills). Can anyone recommend any good books or sites to browse? I do have some; Stitch pattern book (lots of good stuff), Knitting on/beyond/off the edge books, Cables Untangled, etc. I wanted to get a book with lace patterns/panels, too, but couldn't find one today. What I need the most is instructions/ways to calculate # of stitches/gauge etc. Anyone sitting with some golden knowledge here? Smiley
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Boatneck Bluebell (a tad modified) on: September 10, 2007 12:13:41 PM
Finished it Friday, it just needs to be blocked now.... I probably won't get any action pics, since it's for a friend (in Norway). Super easy knit!  Tongue

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Debbie Bliss Aplaca Silk DK on: September 02, 2007 04:07:16 PM
I've run across quite the quanundrum:

I went completely nuts at my LYS (70% off sale), but not nuts enough, apparently. I've looked at the yarn requirements for the DB Alpaca Silk patterns, but I don't have enough in one color. Any suggestions about what to make from it all? See below for what I have (and I'm cursing myself for not getting more).

Teal - 1 ball (no more available)
Navy - 2 balls (no more available)
Purple - 8 balls (no more available)
Black - 15 balls
Orange - 10 balls

ARGH! (mix of pure bliss and regret Roll Eyes)
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Merino yarn - input please! on: August 31, 2007 03:11:22 PM
I'm trying to decide what merino/merino type yarn to get (DK/worsted, GA somewhere between 16-22 sts). This is what I've pondered so far (I haven't had a chance to fondle these yet); & I'm looking mainly for softness, since I can't afford more of the Tilli Tomas Aspen I was so dumb to splurge on... Roll Eyes

Berrocco Pure Merino
Karabella Aurora 8
RYC Soft Lux
Rowan Calmer
Lana Grossa Luxor
Malabrigo Worsted Merino
Morehouse Merino

I know I've looked at more, my brain is just on yarn overload at the moment, and I can't remember the names... Please let me know what you think of those yarns! Kiss
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern needed! Long Sweater Coat on: August 22, 2007 12:43:14 AM
 Grin I just got some yarn and I'm in need of the following type of patterns(and Google has not delivered this time):

A long sweater coat/cardigan (meaning to the ankle or knee), which will be knitted with Drops Inka (GA 12-14). Does anyone have tips on books perhaps? Free or paid, I don't care. Smiley

A shawl, which will be knitted with Du Store Alpakka Faerytale (GA 18). Now, I've never tried to do a shawl before, so it has to be something moderately fool proof, but with a nice pattern to it. (I've done the Simple Knitted bodice and Sahara lace patterns, so that's my skill level) - I think I've managed to find one I can use. But feel free to suggest.

Anyone got ideas/patterns for me? Huh Cool
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blocking silk knits on: August 13, 2007 02:18:51 AM
Specifically Tilli Tomas Pure & Simple, in this case. I did read the Knitty.com article, but don't feel confident enough to start yet. Can anyone share tips and/or experiences with me re: doing this? I have to add that I have NEVER blocked anything before, so that's why the confidence level in getting it right isn't very high right now. HELP! Huh
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