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615bride
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2004 10:51:59 AM »

doodlebug - I was told the cicco was discontinued. I got some of mine on eBay (the red) and the rest at elann.com which had a few balls left. Good luck!

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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2004 10:54:07 AM »

So maybe we should be talking about a good substitution for the Ciccio.
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nepenthe
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2004 11:45:53 AM »

I found the details of Cicco at http://www.diamondyarn.com/cat.php?yarnID=839:

56% Wool, 35% Nylon/Polymide, 9% Acrylic

Polar Weight (Fancy Type)
50 grams and 100 meters per ball
7 mm ~ 10 1/2 or 11 US needle size
YARN GAUGE: approx. 4 in x 4 in knit square = 18 rows and 11 stitches


FYI, none of the online stores linked to by the diamond yarn site carry Cicco, so don't bother looking. I just searched eBay, too, and no Cicco is offered at present.

Does anyone have a comparable yarn suggestion for the Paris Loop project? Otherwise we'll all have to flood Gedifra with letters begging for the return of Cicco!
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615bride
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2004 12:49:34 PM »

The cicco is a thick and thin yarn meaning it's really skinny for a few centimeters and then thcker for a few, etc. I will say I tried the Berocco Softy (also thck and thin) but it did not work well so avoid that. I saw on someone's blog that they used Lion's Brand Homespun....


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gloriana
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2004 02:33:17 PM »

can I ask what went wrong with the Berocco Softy?  I had settled on using that for my Paris Loop...  just curious...
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615bride
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2004 03:19:23 PM »

Gloriana - I found the Berocco Softy to be too thin on the size 15 needles. I started with size 15 because that's the biggest in my Denise set but you're supposed to use 17s. It came out very loose and floppy with the Softy so I stopped and hunted down the Cicco. You might have better luck than I did but it didn't work for me. Post a pic if it works out. I loved the feel of the Softy....

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killerdaisy
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2004 03:30:12 PM »

i'm planning on hitting the lys tomorrow & last time i check (a bit back) they still had some cicco...in blue definitely, maybe other colors too..


i'll pick up what they have to sell to some of you guys if you're interested!
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2004 04:25:53 PM »

615 bride, on an unrealted note......I just adore the look of your neighborhood grass everywhere and a porch too!  How nice (looking out office window at cactus and rocks).  *sigh*


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gloriana
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2004 04:48:07 PM »

615bride - I decided you were right about the Softy - so I'm going with Crystal Palace Musique.  We'll see how it goes!
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2004 05:48:40 PM »

615bride - just out of curiosity - did you block your Loop?  Mine is done but the knit portions of it look like they're a little diagonal.  The instructions don't say to block, so I'm just wondering if you did or not.  It's pretty dang cute - I will post a picture of it soon.
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