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ceedah
« on: April 14, 2007 05:18:55 PM »

So if any of you have been to Artfibers in San Francisco - it's an AMAZING place. All of their yarn is custom-made for the shop. They'll also customize one of their many patterns for you for a fee of $10 (the pattern itself is free with the purchase of yarn). I went there in March when my family was in SF for spring break, and I got a cone of silk/mohair/wool yarn and a pattern for a hooded sweater (sorry, for some reason I hate the word "hoodie"!  Tongue). Kira, the manager, measured me and helped me customize the pattern to fit. The only thing that came out slightly differently than I hoped was the sleeve length - they could've been a bit longer. Other than that, I'm very pleased! I also decided on my own to do the cuffs and hem in seed stitch instead of garter, and I used the seed stitch again around the edge of the hood (where stockinette was specified).

It may be hard to tell from these pictures, but the yarn is pretty thin. I used size 6 needles, and the fabric is therefore airy, but the mohair means it's pretty warm. And it's not itchy! The yarn, by the way, is named Alfabeto.

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007 05:48:10 PM »

Looks great! That's a lovely colour Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007 06:26:14 PM »

That sweater looks very nice on you.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007 07:23:50 PM »

Quite lovely!  I bet it feels like a cloud on....
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2007 07:25:20 PM »

Beautiful!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007 01:56:05 AM »

I ordered some of artfiber's yarn from their website, and it's the most sumptuous yarn I've ever knitted with.

Beautiful job on the sweater!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007 11:53:02 AM »

very cute!

i love the colourway!

in Saskatchewan we call hooded sweatshirts 'bunnyhugs'- i have no idea why, but no where else in Canada are they called that.  People in British Columbia (where I lived for 8 years) were constantly laughing at me and my bunnyhugs.  Silly BCers and their hoodies!

I've also heard 'kangaroo jacket' from some friends in Ontario.
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ceedah
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2007 03:05:55 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  Smiley

Haha, I might start using "bunnyhugs." I like that.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2007 09:39:44 AM »

gorgeous color and fit!  i stumbled upon artfibers when i was in sf a few years ago and was totally blown away by them!!!  i must have been in there for hours, with my poor hubby standing by, waiting patiently as i rubbed swatch after swatch, deciding which yarn i wanted....  ;-)
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