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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2006 08:02:45 PM »

Here's a free pattern for the Mustang Scarf. It is not as wide as the wrap you posted but you could easily change that. It has a diagonal drop stitch pattern reminiscent of the clapotis but it is done with yarn-overs rather than dropping the stitches after knitting.

I have two hanks and can't decide what to do with it.

Kind of going back and forth between this one and the Anthropologie Capelet. One of these days I'll do something.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2006 08:41:01 PM »

I was thinking of doing clapotis in recycled sari silk but now i'm not going to, I'm too much in the beginning stages of intermediate knitting to deal with that  Grin

 
I would not recommend the Clapotis for sari silk yarn.  The yarn is very grippy and undoing all those long rows of dropped stitches could be very difficult.  Patterns where the stitches are dropped after just a few rows should be fine, but just ripping out rows of garter stitch can be tough with the sari silk.

Just my humble opinion.



As for where to get the silk I'm eventually going to get some here http://www.himalayayarn.com/p/5access/yarn-wool-silk.htm

Can't tell you anything about the company though, I'm originally from vermont so when i can patronize a vermont business i do.  but you never know, they might be worth a try!

Good luck with your search!
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2006 09:45:36 PM »

I would not recommend the Clapotis for sari silk yarn.  The yarn is very grippy and undoing all those long rows of dropped stitches could be very difficult.  Patterns where the stitches are dropped after just a few rows should be fine, but just ripping out rows of garter stitch can be tough with the sari silk.

Just my humble opinion.

It can be troublesome to drop, but you could also drop the stitches in Clapotis every few inches too. Just because the original pattern wasn't written that way doesn't mean you can't modify it a little.  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2006 01:27:37 AM »

for that shawl:
http://lupinbunny.blogspot.com/2006/10/invisible-stripe-scarf.html (blush), but cast on maybe 50 stitches and use 8-10mm needles. to account for the fact that sari silk is roughly worsted weight.
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2006 07:49:00 PM »

In my extremely limited experience of sari silk yarn, it is very heavy and might not be suitable for a large-ish garment like a shawl. In the run-up to Xmas last year I made a messenger bag using sari silk. I used 3.75mm needles and moss stitch to get a solid non-stretch fabric, and that concept did work out - but I got more than I bargained for because the finished bag was very heavy, although it was very pretty. I now use it for my bead stash. I'd support what a previous poster said about getting hold of one skein and playing about with it and then making a decision about whether to commit time and money to making a throw.

Hope this helps, and all the best.

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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2006 07:57:31 PM »

*BAM!*
http://www.mangomoonyarns.com/Links/patternpage.htm
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