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« on: February 24, 2007 10:44:07 PM »

I'll be eighteen in just over 15 minutes, and my lovely boyfriend gave me my birthday gift as we were going out for supper:  namely five good sized balls of recycled silk spun in Nepal he bought in a fair trade store in Vancouver. 

I've been lusting over sari silk for a while for a while, but the typical bags require about one or two balls and I refuse to knit a scarf in such a wonderous fiber.  Herein lies my dilemma.  I want a project I can use most of the yarn in.  I was thinking a tankop or halter of some sort.  Can anyone suggest a pattern?

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
Obsessed Knitter
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007 12:57:08 AM »

Hmm. Do you wear hats? Or how about using it for the edging/button band/cuff of a sweater? Or gloves?

« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007 07:46:32 AM »

Mango Moon Yarns has a lot of patterns on their site. I think most are free and even if you don't find the perfect pattern it should give you some ideas to start from.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007 09:18:43 AM »

Thanks!  The Mango moon site has lots of inspiration Cheesy 
As I was swatching, I thought the fabric might be a little too thick and fuzzy for a tanktop like that, so I did think of using anything I have left as a trim on a top rather than the main yarn.  That still leaves me with lots of silk to knit with, though.  I can only wear so many sari-silk hats, so I'm thinking of making myself a big tote bag.  I need a new roomy purse, and it should leave me with enough to trim a futur sweater or top.

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007 03:36:05 AM »

I don't know if you've already seen it, but there's a recycled sari silk pattern on Knitty http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTunbiased.html.  I'm knitting it right now and it's going superfast...which is cool because I have a very, very short attention span.

Good luck and happy belated birthday!

« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007 08:17:17 AM »

I have been looking at this yarn for a while now too and was just wondering how it feels and knits up?  I hadn't seen that bag before and I'm totally in love with it!  This is going to be my next project!

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