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« on: April 28, 2007 06:22:04 AM »

another of those 'what shall i make?' threads.
i really am stuck! i have about 140 yards of handdyed wool/ silk in a beautiful ocean-like colourway. blues, greens, and a bit of seaweedy brown. it's aran/ worsted weight.

i'd love to make the cloud bolero, but the gauge is so wrong.
i guess i could make a one skein wonder, but i'd like something a little lacier. perhaps i could knit the osw in a feather and fan pattern? do you think that'd work?

any other suggestions for what i could make? i'd like to make a scarf/ bolero/ capelet/ shrug type thing.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007 09:33:12 AM »

Have you considered branching out? I'm a big fan of that pattern, but it might come out a bit short if you've only got 140 yards.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 06:25:33 AM »

I always buy lone skeins of yummy yarn so i feel your pain!

I agree with branching out...I made mine with one tiny skein of Fiesta La Luz and it actually came out longer than I expected after blocking. 

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38954.590

The pattern was, to me, not memorizable, however it went a lot quicker than you would think.  And i think this pattern would show off the colors of your yarn well.

I also really liked the santa cruz hat for pretty yarn:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=156144.0
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007 07:25:48 AM »

I haven't seen it in person, but the yarn forward version of the cloud bolero pattern is in aran weight yarn. I think they got the same gauge - so it was just lacier. You could also just knit it with needles you think are appropriate until it fits - if you do this make sure you cast on loosely - or to match the stitch count of the second repeat.


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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007 10:13:19 PM »

heh. i gave up because i didn't have 8mm needles onhand at *that* *very* *moment*; and swatching on 6mm showed that the 'worsted/ aran' is more like 'aran/ DK'.

so i'm in the process of knitting a terrifying Cloud Bolero/ One Skein Wonder Frankenstein.

and then ah'm gonna gits me some 8mm needles and make a proper cloud bolero, because i'v decided i really do like the pattern very very much.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007 10:22:10 PM »

what is this cloud bolero? is it online or a book?
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007 01:56:18 AM »

er I feel sort of sleazy linking to my own pattern but it's here:
http://yarnforwardmagazine.co.uk/cloudbolero.htm
and seeing as I'm already feeling sleazy here are more pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ysoldateague/337551287/in/set-72157594446633832/
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007 01:59:27 AM »

dont feel sleazy, i asked! Its very cute, i'm thinking about making a couple for my sisters as gifts... hmm
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2007 02:29:36 AM »

haha - I guess you did.
It's a great gift pattern, it's quick to knit but looks fancy and doesn't require too much yarn Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2007 02:51:41 AM »

Exactly, just what I look for in a gift knit, bang for the buck!
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