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PrettyCranium
« on: August 29, 2007 07:20:54 AM »

Hi Craftsters,

I was hoping to knit the Twinkle Best Friend Cardigan, so I picked up what I thought was super bulky wool for it.  Of course, it turned out to be more like bulky wool and now I have yarn with no project!  I knew you guys would be able to help.

1.  10 skeins (50 m) of Twilley's Freedom Wool in a beautiful burgandy colour.  10 st and 14 rows in 10cm.

2.  6 skeins (100 m) of Alafoss Lopi in the most amazing burgandy colour tweeded with little nubs of blues, greens, oranges and purple.  I can't wait to use this one!

Hopefully I can post pics of the yarns soon.

I can get more of both yarns if needed.

I would prefer a nice cardigan or sweater that is fitted.  All of the Lopi patterns I have found so far seem to look pretty bulky and non-fitted.

So, any suggestions?  I'm not a scarf/hat/mitts type of person either, unfortunately.

Thanks in advance!
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 08:17:47 AM »

To make a fitted sweater with these yarns, use large needles and knit a size smaller than you would normally wear. That's the principle behind the Twinkle patterns. You could even use those patterns, same size needle and possibly a size larger than you would if you had yarn in the same gauge.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 08:54:21 AM »

I know "The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits" has some bulky patterns.
And I think "Fitted Knits" does too.  They both have nice sweaters.
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PrettyCranium
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 11:52:04 AM »

I hadn't thought about Fitted Knits!  I might be able to make something from there.  *Runs off to look*
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