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soozeq
« Reply #400 on: February 20, 2006 07:09:49 AM »


So now I need to assess the situation anew.  I think this means that, rather than ripping out, I can just move all my markers over into the gap, because all the correct stitches are there, just the markers are off....

THANK YOU elijor!!!!  Cheesy

You can move the markers if you want, but that might confuse you further when you go on the correct way. lol
All you need to remember is to drop the K stitches that are between the two ktbl stitches.

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« Reply #401 on: February 20, 2006 11:20:59 PM »

Ok, I think I'm finally ready to try this. I've been super scared to pick it up until now.

Now, I just have questions about yarn subs. I'm a super broke college student who has vowed to put more money into grocery shopping rather than yarn. So, my question is, would Caron Simply Soft work for this project or am I going to have to upgrade it just a bit? I was also thinking Shine from KnitPicks or Wool-Ease (Thought I saw one in Wool Ease on this thread...) Any opinions on that or suggestions for other super cheapo subs?

Thanks!
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« Reply #402 on: February 21, 2006 12:03:10 AM »

Any opinions on that or suggestions for other super cheapo subs?

Thanks!

If you can do money order, cheque, paypal, or credit card, you can pick up some lovely 100% wool laceweight yarn from Handpaintedyarn for about 6$, 850 yds, which is enough for the whole Clapotis, and they also have lovely colors, and are super nice!
Here is a link: Handpainted Yarn in Laceweight
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« Reply #403 on: February 21, 2006 02:28:00 AM »

I haven't seen any made with lace weight yarn... Do they still look nice and are they really light and not too functional for warmth?
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« Reply #404 on: February 21, 2006 04:58:11 AM »

I was working on one for a while that was lace-weight, double-stranded. It was very light, even double-stranded. Eventually I decided I wanted to go the more "traditional" route, and started a new one with the yarn the pattern calls for... so far that weight seems to be a bit closer to what I imagined.

The lightweight one would have been nice, but it wasn't what I wanted.

I wouldn't want to use lace-weight yarn single-stranded for a Clapotis, I think.
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« Reply #405 on: February 21, 2006 08:18:20 AM »

I would love to make my next one in the lightest weight possible.. and still have it be.. well, cheap isn't quite the word.. but inexpensive. It's formy sister who lives in southern california and  reallydoesn't need something heavy.. just something light that she can use to ward off the chill in the evenings inthe summer since she feels cold easily.

Any suggestions for that? I love the lace weight handpaintedyarns.com .. price is perfect.. but I'm scared it'd be TOO thin?!

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« Reply #406 on: February 21, 2006 09:55:24 AM »

Now, I just have questions about yarn subs. I'm a super broke college student who has vowed to put more money into grocery shopping rather than yarn. So, my question is, would Caron Simply Soft work for this project or am I going to have to upgrade it just a bit? I was also thinking Shine from KnitPicks or Wool-Ease (Thought I saw one in Wool Ease on this thread...) Any opinions on that or suggestions for other super cheapo subs?

Thanks!

I made four with Simply Soft and they were wonderfully soft! One 6oz skein costs $2-2.50 and made on size 10.5/6mm needles, they were about 15-16" by about 72. I'm going to redo the one I made for myself because I want it a little wider, maybe about 18" which should make its length around 60 inches.

Another inexpensive option is TLC Lustre - you might need two skeins of that, depending on your needle size and how big you want it.

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« Reply #407 on: February 21, 2006 10:02:00 AM »

I was working on one for a while that was lace-weight, double-stranded. It was very light, even double-stranded. Eventually I decided I wanted to go the more "traditional" route, and started a new one with the yarn the pattern calls for... so far that weight seems to be a bit closer to what I imagined.

The lightweight one would have been nice, but it wasn't what I wanted.

I wouldn't want to use lace-weight yarn single-stranded for a Clapotis, I think.

I got two hanks of Knitpicks Shimmer to make one double stranded, but even on size 8s it was pretty thin (and too tedious for me to use needles that small). So I ordered another skein to do it tripled on #10s and we'll see how that turns out. It could be done with a single strand, but you'd have to use something like #3 needles and would have an awful lot of stitches to knit!

And to artsygal, the two stranded laceweight would be just great for Californians. You could get two skeins of Shimmer for about $9.50 plus $2 shipping. And throw in a couple skeins of something else for yourself at the same time....  Wink

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« Reply #408 on: February 21, 2006 10:42:19 AM »

And to artsygal, the two stranded laceweight would be just great for Californians. You could get two skeins of Shimmer for about $9.50 plus $2 shipping. And throw in a couple skeins of something else for yourself at the same time....  Wink
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Oh... I'm a fairly new convert to knitting with nice yarn (the only stash I have is acrylic and mystery stuff someone gave me once) So any time I buy yarn for someone else I'll also buy myself something. No guilt whatsoever!

My only concern about knitting double stranded... I want to try to 'cheat' and make my sisters on my bond knitting machine. It will take a little manipulation to make it work the way I want.. but I think it can be done. Her birthday is March 13th, and after olympic knitting I don't think I'm up for ANOTHER olympic hand knitting session.. But machine knitting.. I can do that. And I've never knit anything double stranded on my bond before.. so I'm a little wary of that.  And I'm notorious for gifts being late (even if I'm not making them) so I don't want to end up having to hand knit it.. I KNOW it won't happen.. not for her birthday anyways.

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« Reply #409 on: February 21, 2006 04:35:01 PM »

I got two hanks of Knitpicks Shimmer to make one double stranded, but even on size 8s it was pretty thin (and too tedious for me to use needles that small). So I ordered another skein to do it tripled on #10s and we'll see how that turns out. It could be done with a single strand, but you'd have to use something like #3 needles and would have an awful lot of stitches to knit!

Yeah, I was using the Shimmer as well, on 8s. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice fabric -- but I didn't like working with such fine yarn. It's still partly finished, and I am not sure what I am going to do with it... I can't quite bear to rip it back, but I don't really want to finish it either. Smiley

I think triple-stranded with Shimmer would be lovely.
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