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Topic: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37)  (Read 98563 times)
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« Reply #350 on: June 11, 2006 10:58:50 PM »

Any yarn suggestions? I read someone somewhere suggest Knitpicks' Alpaca Cloud; would I need to double strand that?

No, you wouldn't dble strand... you would use just as it is. You can also use Knitpicks Shadow (which I am using and is slightly cheaper, its v. soft), Gossamer,
or Paint Your Own and you get twice as much yarn for the same price as Shadow, but it only comes white, or you could dye it yourself easily!

You can pretty much use any laceweight yarn- another good deal that you might want to look at is Skacel Merino Lace which has 1375yds per skein (listed incorrectly sometimes as having 1350yds) and usually goes for about $12-14 for a skein! It's super soft and shrink resistant. You would only need one skein, even to make the largest size of the  butterfly dress! Here are some places to buy it:

http://www.woodlandwoolworks.com/Knitting/Yarn/Lace/MerinoLace/MerinoLace.html
http://www.pacificwoolandfiber.com/Merino%20Lace%20Yarn.htm
http://www.carylldesigns.com/merino_lace.htm
http://www.personalthreads.com/newsite/colorpages/title.cfm?mfr=Skacel&title=Merino%20Lace&orient=H

Good luck and Have fun!

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« Reply #351 on: June 12, 2006 08:42:59 PM »

I've decided I really just have to make this. I'm ordering my book next week, but I can't afford the suggested yarn (esp. since I want to make the dress!). Any yarn suggestions? I read someone somewhere suggest Knitpicks' Alpaca Cloud; would I need to double strand that?

You could use lace weight but I think fingering weight is easier and ksh ( the rec. yarn)  is fingering weight.
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« Reply #352 on: June 12, 2006 09:53:46 PM »

It seems like a lot of people on here have been using lace weight. I was looking for something in fingering weight, but I may try lace weight... I don't know. Do you have to change things up if you use the lace weight?
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« Reply #353 on: June 13, 2006 08:37:28 AM »

Ok, I have the pattern, I've just ordered yarn from hadpaintedyarn.com (http://handpaintedyarn.com/product_info.php?cPath=47&products_id=425) and I really hope I can do this.

Do the gals who used this yarn find any trouble getting the right gauge?

I never, ever made decreases/increases on lace knitting before, too scared (shame on me, be scared of knitting), I'm having some trouble understanding the pattern, are we suppose to knit the first 24 rows in chart? Making the decreases that are there? What about the other 10 rows until the increases part?

Oh, and again, even for a size S, I should knit the edges as charted for XL, right?

Sorry, I'm feeling really insecure about this pattern, but I find it sooo beautiful I can't resist.

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« Reply #354 on: June 17, 2006 04:12:26 PM »

I'm FINALLY getting back to mine.  I haven't touched it in almost 2 months!  I accidentally left my bottom hem for the 2nd half behind one night at knitting group, and one of the other girls picked it up for me, but she and I kept missing each other, and I got side tracked by other projects for mother's day and other gifts for people.  But now that it's summer, I really want to wear it Smiley
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« Reply #355 on: June 17, 2006 04:22:52 PM »

Ooooh. I think I have the perfect yarn for this, and I'm considering getting the pattern.

How much yarn do you need for this, yardage, I mean?
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« Reply #356 on: June 17, 2006 05:33:10 PM »

Ooooh. I think I have the perfect yarn for this, and I'm considering getting the pattern.

How much yarn do you need for this, yardage, I mean?

I used about 1 1/2 ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, which would be about 300yds, to make XS size.
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« Reply #357 on: June 20, 2006 11:46:33 AM »

It's blocking!!!!




Thank god for blocking...in the almost 2 months between when I finished the first side, and got around to knitting the second side, my gauge changed slightly and the first side I did ended up being bigger.  But I blocked the first side out, then blocked the second side right on top of the first (are you supposed to do that? It at least seemed like a good idea, plus it's lace and won't take long to dry), stretching the crap out of it until it fit over perfectly.  Can't wait to seam it up, and do all the edging and straps! (I actually already did the edging on the front of the first side I did while waiting for the extra yarn I ordered for the second half to arrive).
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« Reply #358 on: June 20, 2006 04:34:11 PM »

That's so gorgeous rachillsk8!!!  Shocked I love your "Chicks Rule" towel too!

Emms  Cheesy
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« Reply #359 on: June 27, 2006 08:18:47 AM »

i've tried to make the vest several times without success, but i just love it so much that i'm attempting it again for my amazing lace project.  i seem to be doing ok so far.  i'm about halfway through the decrease rows.  i am using hpy merino lace in shocking pink and size 11/0 beads from earthfaire.  the beads are way too small, but too little, too late.



the color in the photo is pretty bad. i took it at night with no flash.  there are more accurate pics on my blog

thanks for letting me join the kal.  i've learned a lot from reading the thread.
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