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Mojo
« on: October 22, 2006 01:15:31 PM »

Hi knitters,

I have 400 yards of Cherry Hill cotton yarn in a gorgeous "fall foliage" colorway.  I want to make the most of the yardage and show off the yarn to its best advantage.  I'm thinking some sort of shawl or wrap but I don't have a particular pattern in mind for this kind of yarn.  I would love some suggestions.  The yarn weight is a thick and thin mix (see this link for an example http://www.cherryyarn.com/mohairthick.html) which makes it a bit tricky to gauge.

here's the yarn


thanks for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2006 02:13:32 PM »

OMG! *drooling*
So you need my address... right?
To send me this fab yarn... right?
J/K!  Grin

I have no clue honestly of what to make out of this.
I would try a shawl like you said.
Good Luck with it. SHow pictures when done.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2006 05:20:07 PM »

i just bought something similar to this and plan on making stephanie japel's boob sweater because you need approximately 400 yards...if youre into that type of thing it would work....
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006 04:52:01 AM »

What's a boob sweater? 
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2006 06:36:39 AM »

this:)
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2006 07:58:30 AM »

Very cute!  I think I'll swatch a bit and see if it will work as a "boobholder."  Thanks for the suggestion!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006 10:20:18 AM »

It's a little less exciting than a boobholder, but I've found that thick and thin yarns and a "dropstich" pattern get along. "Dropstich" is in quotes because I don't know the proper name for it. I don't mean dropped stiches like in Clapotis, but rather where you wrap the yarn an extra time and end up with a row of double long stiches. It also makes the most of the yardage. Bah, can't find a good picture link to illustrate. Ah well.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2006 06:14:43 PM »

Medstudent:

http://philato.com/uploaded_images/dropscarf-712843.jpg

Like that?

I think that would be super cute for this yarn.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2006 08:39:25 PM »

or else a scarf in a texturey pattern (like my so-called scarf:http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000079.html). This would be great to show off all those awesome colors as well.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006 09:16:31 PM »

Yup Emilymildew, exactly like that. Many thanks.  Smiley
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