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« on: January 23, 2005 11:53:42 AM »

has anyone knit "candy" in the winter issue of knitty?  i'm thinking of giving it a shot after i finish my first real sweater (snb's skully) in the next week or so and i was wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom.

and if there's anyone else who wants to try this pattern, i'm up for a knitalong!  it would keep me focused.  it's taken me a good 8-or-so months of very unfocused, sporadic knitting to finish skully and i'd like to have candy finished in time to wear it during the cool spring months in chicago.

oh, here's a link: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcandy.html

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005 07:13:53 AM »

I LOVE this pattern - though I'm not sure I'm going to knit it soon - but definitely eventually.  I'd say go ahead, start a knitalong!  I would love to see people's finished Candys.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005 10:31:28 AM »

I've been considering this pattern since I've first saw it. Have you been able to find the yarn it calls for? I can't seem to find it.


« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005 10:55:12 AM »

I have the same problem... I really want to make this but I can't find the yarn.

Probably doesn't sell it in the UK.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005 11:05:41 AM »

I just emailed the designer of the pattern so hopefully she will have some words of wisdom for us. I will let you know when I  hear from her.


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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005 02:33:43 PM »

Yarr....I hate it when I can't find the yarn recommended in the pattern.  I would love to make it, but I don't know if it's beyond my skill level or not.

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2005 02:40:00 PM »

Unfortunately, the Geisha yarn is discontinued.  On the knitty blog, Amy said that the people at elann are recommending Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair as a substitute, which was supposed to be at elann on December 15th.  I don't know if it's still there or not. 

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2005 03:29:18 PM »

that yarn isn't on elann yet, but i did find it here: http://www.herrschners.com/products/sku-719108__id-1052__tab-.html

people over at knitty are also using rowan kid classic, which is is available here: http://www.yarnmarket.com/product.cfm?action=show_product&product_id=505

i think i'm going to start this weekend (or whenever i get my yarn when i finally decide which yarn to buy) and had over to the knitalong board and start an official knitalong.  hope lots of you join me!

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2005 04:26:46 PM »

this is what the designer suggested using:

"Rowan's Kid Classic (very good fit, but expensive)
GGH's Soft Kid (also a good fit, but expensive too)
Lion's Brand's Imagine  (the closest to Geisha that I've found, but this yarn is also hard to find)
Sandnes's "Kitten Mohair"
Schachenmayr's "Hair"  (i don't know much about these last two, but they are more economical than the Rowan yarn. They look like they'll work, but they may knit up a bit fuzzier than Geisha.)"

that's all I know for now. I guess I'll have to do some researching.


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