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Boffcat
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2006 03:33:24 PM »

Cranberry - I agree it's a bit confusing, but (as I understand it, at least) although their DK yarn is made up of 4 strands plied together, that doesn't make it a typical 4-ply weight (if you think about it, a single ply isn't a necessarily a standard weight or thickness, so 4 such plies stranded together aren't always going to make for classic "4-ply" yarn). The yarn is listed as being DK weight, meaning it should knit up on 4mm needles, which is what Eiffel calls for. I'm hoping this is right, anyway, because that's what I'm going for!

As for colour, I do love the chocolatey shade of the original, but I think I might go for a bright berry colour. I love the sound of your deep cherry red, almndladybug.
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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2006 05:54:41 PM »

Boffcat--
This is the color I'm using Fiery Red The picture really doesn't do the richness and lushiousness of the color good. The color is A LOT nicer than the name fiery red implies.

So far I have about 6 repeats of lacing done. Each repeat for me is equaling  about 1/2" of  knitting.
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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2006 08:15:43 PM »

I'm actually waiting on some Silk Maiden yarn from Handmaiden in a golden colour.  I seem to go through colour phases - it was pink before, then orange, now yellows.  :p 
Can't wait for it to get here!
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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2006 12:00:31 AM »

almndladybug - Oohhh, that colour is gorgeous! And I do love SWTC bamboo. I'll have to think about it though - it's on the eyebrow-raising side of expensive (over $17 a skein) in Britain. Plus I've never knit anything larger than a hat with it, and I don't know much about its elasticity - do you think the garment might lose its shape over time, or am I worrying about nothing?
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« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2006 03:26:15 AM »

almndladybug - Oohhh, that colour is gorgeous! And I do love SWTC bamboo. I'll have to think about it though - it's on the eyebrow-raising side of expensive (over $17 a skein) in Britain. Plus I've never knit anything larger than a hat with it, and I don't know much about its elasticity - do you think the garment might lose its shape over time, or am I worrying about nothing?

Bamboo is supposed to have similar qualities as silk, very drapey, which is why I chose it. I've never personally knit with it before, so we'll see how it turns out  In other words, I don't know about the shape, but I would figure with how drapey it is, that after you wash it if you were to dry it flat and shape it back to shape I would think it would be good.
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« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2006 04:38:53 AM »

For the color, I'm learning towards either brown or olive green.  Or whatever is available in the yarn that I decide to use that looks pretty.  But for now those are my two choices.   Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2006 08:08:26 AM »

Cranberry - I agree it's a bit confusing, but (as I understand it, at least) although their DK yarn is made up of 4 strands plied together, that doesn't make it a typical 4-ply weight (if you think about it, a single ply isn't a necessarily a standard weight or thickness, so 4 such plies stranded together aren't always going to make for classic "4-ply" yarn). The yarn is listed as being DK weight, meaning it should knit up on 4mm needles, which is what Eiffel calls for. I'm hoping this is right, anyway, because that's what I'm going for!

As for colour, I do love the chocolatey shade of the original, but I think I might go for a bright berry colour. I love the sound of your deep cherry red, almndladybug.

Thanks for the insight. I sent on an email with my queries, but they haven't gotten back to me as yet. I think the yardage (85m for 5.00) is taking the mick, and I don't need 500grams of yarn. I might order a sample and have a play with it though... just to support the local business. I might spring for the Canadian hemp. Somehow. I think I have a friend that lives in that area... :/

Please tell me how you find the hemp, I'll be interested in your response.

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« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2006 06:35:13 PM »

I knit up a swatch last night, dutifully washed it, blocked it . . . and came up with 22 stitches and 20 rows! What the hell . . . I am usually off a bit not like this. So, I went up to the 7s and tried again. This time if am putting the sucker in the washer with the towels and see how it holds up.

As a total aside, A. C. Moore had their Peru Luxury line clearanced to 2.97 a ball for merino/alpaca/silk blend so . . . I buckled and bought 18 balls. To do what with, I am not quite sure, but I like that gauge swatch much better.

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« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2006 06:56:05 PM »

I too buckled and bought a bunch of that Peru Luxary!  I've already used mine up tho. 
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almndladybug
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2006 03:45:53 PM »

So NVM, doesn't matter, I figured it out, just knit the sts as you come to them, since you're decreasing anyways and it's in the underarm it doesn't matter.
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