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karissabissa
« on: March 29, 2005 07:11:38 PM »

Hi all,
I am loving the look of the "fluffy afghan/lap blanket" in Melanie Falick's "Weekend Knitting" book but the cost of the Classic Elite Bravo is a little too much for me right now.  Any ideas on a good sub that just happens to be in the great colors that the Classic Elite Bravo comes in?  Probably wishfull thinking.  Smiley

Here's the specs on the Classic Elite Bravo -
40% rayon, 35% mohari, 13% silk, 6% wool, 6% nylon
3 sts. = 1" on size 11 needles

Also, if anybody has done this throw I'd love to hear your comments and see pictures.
Thanks!
-Karissa
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linda63pt
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2005 07:23:31 PM »

I've been looking at this throw also, and am interested in the above questions! Sorry I cannot be of any help, but I was trying to figure out subsitutes also.
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karissabissa
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2005 11:13:10 PM »

linda63pt - isn't it great looking?  i just love the colors that are in the book!  well, hopefully somebody will have a suggestion or a finished version to share with us!   Smiley
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shrtcke
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2005 08:29:43 PM »

hey everyone! well i'm almost finished knitting this throw. i used jo-ann's sensations angel hair yarn in berry. it is really really soft and yummy yarn. i looked it up on jo-ann's website and it is on sale for $4.99.  i 'm very happy with how it is turning out. i'll try to post a pic soon so ya'll can see.
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shrtcke
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2005 09:31:19 PM »

oh by the way here's a link to the yarn if you want to take a look:
http://joanns.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$53AWICIAACG5IP4SY5NBIHR50LD3OEPO?CATID=92240&PRODID=89687
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karissabissa
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005 09:44:02 PM »

Oh!  Thanks for the idea!  I hit Michael's last night on the search for a substitution and was eyeing a yarn that seems similar to that one.  I can't wait to see your finished picture!  That color is going to be so nice!

The other yarns I was thinking might work are Lion Brand Watercolros (they have a green that's really similar to the photo in the book) or maybe Lion Brand Landscapes although the colors maybe aren't quite the same or Moda Dea Wild.  I was mainly looking for pretty greens but we'll see how those turn out when I make a swatch.  Smiley

Anyhoo...can't wait to see the picture!   Smiley
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