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Petunia0384
« on: August 08, 2007 07:36:20 AM »

Well, it's time for me to start ordering yarn for the Christmas presents, if I ever want to finish. Smiley  I'd like to make my future mother-in-law a scarf (though if she keeps driving me insane during the wedding planning process, I may frog the whole thing in a fit of rage and throw the tangle of yarn at her).

I'd like it to be a cashmere blend, and Knitpicks is in my grad student budget (bless them).  I'm wondering which yarn is nicer...  Ambrosia or Panache?  I know that they're completely different weights, but it's okay; I haven't picked the pattern yet.  I'd like it to be functional as a warm object, so I'm not going to make it lacy or anything.  Maybe some cabling.  I'd like to use pink or blue, which both yarns come in; I'm wondering specifically about the mulled wine.  Is it more red or more pink in person?

I'd appreciate any advice you have!  If you know of other cashmere blends that are affordable and not Knitpicks, I'm open to that too.  And hey, if you know a great mother-in-law scarf pattern for a 50 year old lady, let me know. Wink

Thanks in advance! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007 08:43:05 AM »

I haven't used ambrosia, but I do have some panache and it is so soft.  The mulled wine color is not a red, but kind of a pinkish purple. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007 09:48:28 AM »

As far as the pattern goes, I made this "Ruffles & Ribs Scarf" (on the left) for my aunt out of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk.  She loved it!

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007 10:26:31 AM »

As far as the pattern goes, I made this "Ruffles & Ribs Scarf" (on the left) for my aunt out of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk.  She loved it!

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Oohhh, I love that!  How cute, and I may actually not die of boredom by the end like I tend to with scarves!  Thanks!  I think you just found me a pattern! Wink
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