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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty Corazon? on: April 08, 2007 08:12:02 PM
Kuka, you can do either.. typical Fair Isle carries the yarn behind, but you can weave/stand the yarn so you have less of a tendancy to pull or snag the yarn.

I have swatched and hit gauge, and I am ready to cast on, hopefully I can get started ASAP!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Entrelac Scarf in SWS on: March 11, 2007 08:38:23 PM
It just seems like SWS it so suited for this project! Im rounding home plate on my scarf.. these are just turning out so gorgeous!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool Allergy/Just ready to use acrylic? on: March 09, 2007 12:40:30 PM
Pretending, did your gauge change much after you washed and dried the 50/50 blend?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool Allergy/Just ready to use acrylic? on: March 09, 2007 09:03:32 AM
It sounds like if you use a small gauge it knits up better. I may try a shapely tank out of it, or something similar.. just to see how it acts.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool Allergy/Just ready to use acrylic? on: March 08, 2007 01:12:11 PM
Wow, this has been a *great* thread so far!

The yarn I have is actually TLC cotton plus, which is a cotton/acrylic blend. From what I hear, that sounds like I got the best of both worlds for what I need.. the cotton for the breathability, the acrylic for the nature of it. I think Im going to go ahead and just hand wash the sweater, and keep it away from the dryer and such.. it would help the longevity of it, Im sure.

And thank you, Djinnj, for your very infomative answer on this!

I sweat pretty bad due to some meds that I am on, so I think for a full sleeved sweater Ill stay away from 100% acrylic. But, I am not gonna rule it out for a tank, shrug, etc. But it sounds like the TLC cotton plus will be pretty good for the sweater. :-)

Craftster is awesome!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool Allergy/Just ready to use acrylic? on: March 07, 2007 09:00:12 PM
TriSarahTop, I thought of that, but with having to pre-wash the swatches (and money) I got rather frazzled. Cotton, over time, wash after wash, seems to keep shrinking.. am I right here?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Wool Allergy/Just ready to use acrylic? on: March 07, 2007 06:20:18 PM
So Im in a predicament here.

Im allergic to wool and pretty much all animal fibers. So that leaves me to cotton and all that other plant based stuff. But right now we have been doing laundry at my boyfriends parents, so doing swatches and getting gauge has been hard, and I just can't throw in a load of wash to pre-wash another gauge swatch.

Im just about ready to get some Caron Simply Soft out and cast on for a swatch for my sweater. No pre-washing, I can throw it in the machine, etc. But Im afraid I would sweat like all heck in it. Has anyone here made a sweater out of Simply Soft before? If so, how did it wear? Its a really soft yarn, Im just afraid it would be *too* warm.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Danica on: March 07, 2007 04:09:12 PM
Thanks, Lasandri and Aunt Carrot. I actually ordered SWS online in the Natural Earth colorway, but then I found out that Michaels carried it, so when I went I bought it in natural geranium, too.  Roll Eyes So Im going to have 2 scarves in SWS.. but I love the yarn so much, and its fun to knit, so I dont care. And the colorways are so different they will go with totally different outfits.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitalong dish rags on: March 07, 2007 02:19:00 PM
Thanks for the link, too!

I just finished yet another ball band dishcloth.. these things are addicting. I did this one out of Sugar n cream Navy and a handpainted one that I did..

http://pics.livejournal.com/indigodye/pic/0006k1gr
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Danica on: March 07, 2007 02:10:00 PM
I took a picture of mine today!

http://bp1.blogger.com/_hOPJR1ngBmw/Re81U8LBt0I/AAAAAAAAABI/q7KU9scF9TM/s1600-h/danicawip.jpg

Its made with Natural Geranium. Its knitting up beautifully.
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