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« on: April 06, 2008 12:38:08 PM »



I bought this yarn off ebay. I got 10 skeins for $20. Now I'm bidding on 9 more skeins of it.

An idea I was considering is knitting it into scarves and making a striped type afghan where I'd use one scarf of this yarn and sew that to a scarf made of a yarn that has the same color as one of the many colors in the yarn.

For example ( I know my description was confusing) the silk yarn stripe, yellow stripe, silk yarn stripe, blue stripe.... so on and so forth.

So I dunno if I want to do that or if someone else has a better idea I'd be up for it. =)
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008 12:54:49 PM »

Looks like sweater material to me! Especially if you've got a lot of skeins...
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008 05:12:40 PM »

http://www.knitty.com/issuefall04/PATTunbiased.html

An afghan might shed on ya!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008 05:26:19 PM »

Ooh, I love the colorway!  Smiley  What I would do, is knit a bunch of 6" or 12" squares and sew them together into a blanket.  If you want or need to do so, you could grab solid-color yarns of the same weight and knit a few squares and make a checkerboard.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008 06:27:16 PM »

poncho,shrug..just off the top of my head..man,all that yarn..you are soo lucky Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008 02:31:31 AM »

There's a bunch of patterns here - hats, bags, clothing

http://www.recycledsilk.com/knitpatterns.html
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2008 03:49:55 PM »

This is the recycled silk yarn from Tibet, right?  I've seen people make amazing tote bags, if you do a google search you might even be able to find an exact pattern
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008 07:50:00 PM »

ooh, a tam? It's pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2008 05:31:14 AM »

I used the stuff to knit a blanket by carrying it alongside Lion Brand Homespun Acrylic, the jewel tones in both really complimented one another.   

just a warning knitted items from this are heavy, and the yarn is rather coarse until washed.  Also once washed it has a tendency to give almost an eyelash effect. 

After working with it, I would use it as accents on other pieces and not as the main "ingredient" in a piece.

That being said, I have seen some really cool tote bags made from the stuff.
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