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« on: December 26, 2004 01:30:23 PM »

hi there,
i remember that a little a while ago people were talking about this type of top:

http://www.rebecca-online.com/en/anleit/heft_12_anl_17.pdf

i love it! and i finally got lots of mohair yarn to make it...
anyone want to try it with me?
(i've gotten a coupla inches into it)
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004 01:03:39 PM »

This is beautiful!  I want to join, but I first have to price the yarn.  Christmas has left me broke as a joke!   Undecided   Am I reading the materials list correctly in that it takes 10 skeins? 
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2004 01:57:00 PM »

i adore this sweater...give me a week or two to get moved and buy the yarn (i am moving to Indianapolis and will finally have a LYS) and i am totally in!
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004 02:06:24 PM »

Does anyone have any good ideas for yarn substitutions?  Elisha, what yarn are you using?
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004 08:59:24 AM »

the yarn is some wierd no-name brand from a russian-owned LYS...but it has the same 'ingredients' as the yarn they list - 72% mohair, 18% acrylic, 10% wool...and it's a yummy chocolate brown. i would suggest looking on elann:
http://secure.elann.com/productlist.asp?ProductType=5&Cat=ALLY
they usually have great deals and you can search by fiber...
my skeins are 90 meters each, so i bought 6 - at $5 each it wasn't so bad.

i'm glad you guys are in! (by the way, it is slightly tedious... Wink)
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2004 05:01:22 PM »

I'm thinking about this yarn, Alize Special Mohair, http://www.yarnfwd.com/alizespecial.html in cream for the wrap.  With shipping the price still comes in under $40!  Possible problems:  It's 70% mohair and 30% polyacrylic...no wool.  Plus, the gauge calls for 10st/in, while the GGH Soft Kid (used in the pattern) calls for 4.5 st/in.  This could be because the Alize people intend for it to be used on small needles for socks.  Opinions anyone?  If I order it, it won't be until after I check out what my LYS has to offer.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2004 07:34:04 PM »

you could always get one skien and try it out, but i have a feeling that it is going to be pretty lose looking since it was intended for size 2 needles.  i would go to your LYS and take the info for the GGH soft kid and for the Alize Special Mohair. 

that's my two cents, anywho! Cheesy

i despise and detest mohair (it itches me soooo much that i turn red as a tomato), so i'm not planning on using a mohair.  i've been scoping out options, and i am thinking about baby brushed alpaca or something equally decadant...it's going to be a late birthday present to myself! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2004 04:17:23 PM »

Wow...*drools all over keyboard*...thats sooo pretty. I can't believe the pattern is free! Woo HOO! But I have to be realistic. What skill level do you guys think this requires? I'm going to read over the pattern again. Thanks Elisha for posting this link and for starting the knitalong; I think it will be a good one  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2004 04:21:51 PM »

It doesn't seem too impossible  Smiley The only thing I'm not sure about is where it says "work 2nd side in reverse"; how does one work in reverse? Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2004 05:09:27 PM »

ya know what....i had looked at this pattern and thought it completely clear.  i don't know if it's the fact that i am moving tomorrow and have been packing since sunday, but when i just looked at it to try and help you out, it seems to be in Greek.   Huh  Elisha, could ya help us out Kiss
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