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avsceriline
« on: February 10, 2004 09:13:54 PM »

This was my second knitted project. It looks much more difficult than it actually is! It was a kit from Colinette called "Absolutely Fabulous Throw Kit" that included 8 different yummy kinds/colors of yarn.
http://www.personal.psu.edu/avs129/colinette_throw_small.jpg
http://www.personal.psu.edu/avs129/colinette_throw_close_up.jpg
Here's a close up of the pattern. It was knit on size 11 nedles, so it is very lacy in places. The pattern itself is quite simple, the hardest part was weaving in all the many, many ends.
The colorway for this throw was called 'Versace.' Now THAT is fabulous. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2004 09:38:55 PM »

that is fabulous!!!!i love the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2004 09:41:35 PM »

wonderful!  I wish I had the patience for a big project like that!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2004 07:29:06 PM »

It's beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2004 10:47:31 AM »

So beautifully bold and bohemian!
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004 06:25:08 AM »

i always see those in yarn catalogs and i wondered if they turned out as nice as they looked in the picture.... now that i've seen the DO, i'll have to get one Smiley  WAY TO GO, btw... that's still a huge project to take on even for an experienced knitter.  YOU ROCK!
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2004 02:40:40 PM »

Thanks for all the wonderful comments, ladies!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004 10:43:20 PM »

That's so pretty, crafty_manca..!  Cheesy

 I've never knit a blankie but your finished project has inspired me and I've been drooling over this Colinette Throw for months now.  I wanted to ask you, or anyone who's ever made this, in the pictures, the throw looks pretty lacey and flimsy.  What is the texture of the throw like when you touch it (is it scratchy mohair?  Or is it soft like the way it looks?)?  I've been thinking of making a throw for my fiance, and he thinks this looks too feminine for him but I haven't seen many finished products to know..  If anyone has a recommendation for a nice blanket pattern for a man whose favorite place in the world is the couch in front of the TV, please let me know..!  You know, the finished product does look like it's worth the cost..!

 Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2004 10:52:31 AM »

I wanted to ask you, or anyone who's ever made this, in the pictures, the throw looks pretty lacey and flimsy.  What is the texture of the throw like when you touch it (is it scratchy mohair?  Or is it soft like the way it looks?)?  I've been thinking of making a throw for my fiance, and he thinks this looks too feminine for him but I haven't seen many finished products to know.. 

Thanks!
The throw is INCREDIBLY soft and cozy. And even though it's lacy, it's quite warm.
My suggestion for your fiance is this: the throw kit comes with four different patterns. The others are stripes, blocks, and one other that I don't remember. They are much more masculine-looking, though. I think that if you pick one of the darker colorways, it could turn out to be very man-friendly. Best of luck!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2004 07:52:30 PM »

Oh I love this so much. Its gorgeous! But you can't get collinette here so I'll never be able to make it (unless I pay lots of money).

Stunning!
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avsceriline
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2004 08:56:58 PM »

Actually...my mom and I have made several more throws using other kinds of yarn. Just pick 8 different colors and weights that compliment each other, and you can come up with your own beautiful colorways. The throw requires approx. 100 g. per type of yarn. All of them have turned out lovely Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2004 10:25:24 PM »

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I've never knit a blankie but your finished project has inspired me and I've been drooling over this Colinette Throw for months now.  I wanted to ask you, or anyone who's ever made this, in the pictures, the throw looks pretty lacey and flimsy.  What is the texture of the throw like when you touch it (is it scratchy mohair?  Or is it soft like the way it looks?)?  I've been thinking of making a throw for my fiance, and he thinks this looks too feminine for him but I haven't seen many finished products to know..  If anyone has a recommendation for a nice blanket pattern for a man whose favorite place in the world is the couch in front of the TV, please let me know..!  You know, the finished product does look like it's worth the cost..!

dopaminechoi I am working on a blamket at the moment that is textured red and black wool - it's really soft and thick and thin and it's red thread combined with black all in the one skein - does this make sense?!). I am not sure what it's called, but I just picked up a whole armful of skeins at the local craft shop cause it was cheap. I think the whole black and red thing would be good for Mr dopaminechoi. Also for a simple pattern I am knitting on about size 14 needles and I am knitting 3 big strips (kinda like scarves) which I will sew together when I finish. So simpole and quick!

crafty_manca Your throw is gorgeous!
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lila_fowler
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2004 10:42:45 AM »

WOW! That throw is beautiful!!!
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strangelittlemama
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2004 04:30:54 PM »

That is really gorgeous!
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