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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2005 11:45:23 AM »

Has anyone tried this cardigan with Lambs pride worsted?  I'm having a hard time finding the colors I want in bulky - well it's on back order at several sites and my lys and i guess i'm impatient to start.  Just curious.  Thanks

I wouldn't recommend it-- worsted and bulky are two different weight yarns, which will result in different gauges entirely.  You could do it, though, but you'd have to swatch and most definetely would have to use smaller needles. 
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2005 06:39:48 PM »

Has anyone tried this cardigan with Lambs pride worsted?  I'm having a hard time finding the colors I want in bulky - well it's on back order at several sites and my lys and i guess i'm impatient to start.  Just curious.  Thanks

I wouldn't recommend it-- worsted and bulky are two different weight yarns, which will result in different gauges entirely.  You could do it, though, but you'd have to swatch and most definetely would have to use smaller needles. 

you might be able to get the gauge with worsted if you held to strands together throughout. you'd need more skeins, but you could give it a try.
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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2005 09:11:14 AM »

Or just alter the pattern to accomodate your different gauge, as per the instructions in Chapter 1.  I may do this, too, actually, mainly because I am not crazy about bulky yarns, but I do love Brown Sheep lambs Pride Worsted.  Let me know how it turns out, if you do!
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2005 05:58:24 AM »

Has anyone tried this cardigan with Lambs pride worsted?  I'm having a hard time finding the colors I want in bulky - well it's on back order at several sites and my lys and i guess i'm impatient to start.  Just curious.  Thanks

I'm knitting this with 2 strands of worsted held together, and my guage was the same.  I'm doing it in 1 color, and I figured out I need 7 skeins.  I'm using Plymouth's Galway wool, not sure how the yardage compares to the Lambs Pride.
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2005 10:29:51 AM »

Thanks for posting on the worsted issue.  I am thinking about using Patons Merino worsted (love the color range and my LYS is really inconsistent about their LP Bulky selection), and I was debating holding two strands together.  Although the price is great (somethink like $5/skein of 200+ yards, I guess holding two together won't really save me any money in the long run Sad
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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2005 06:51:33 PM »

hey, i m thinking of making this with a base of grey and then piknjk accent, or base of bright pink and yellow and orange accent. anyone have any opinions on how it might look?
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Julia Thorne
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2005 09:27:29 AM »

I just finished the grey/pink one in the book - i like how it turned out (will post pics soon!)

The bright pink/yellow/orange would be BRIGHT!  I think it would look good, just depends on how much colour you like wearing Smiley.  Though.. as I just typed that I looked down and realized that I am infact wearing a bright pink sweater with a bit of fair isle at the top (white and burgandy) and I think it looks very spiffy.  What would you use as the third colour?

The green one that cha.cha.cha made looks great as well.
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keysa
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2005 12:30:14 PM »

Yeah my yarn came!!!  gotta go start this right now Grin
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