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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2004 05:48:10 AM »

Nancyj -  When I went to my favorite LYS they suggested Encore for the BBBB if I wanted to avoid the 100% wool. It's 75% acrylic and 25% wool. Very soft and pretty good colors. That might not work for you with your allergy though. They suggested not holding two together and actually showed me a sample blanket (not the BBBB) knitted with one strand. Good luck...

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2004 05:17:40 PM »

I'm using a single strand of the Encore on US 7 needles to make the gauge called for in the pattern:
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2004 09:16:06 PM »

That's gorgeous! I'm so glad to see it using one strand. I'm not familiar with Encore yarn, but just Googled it and it sounds great! Is it scratchy at all? It's so beautiful! What color are you using? Most sites I find selling Encore only show solid colors. And, last but not least, how much did you need to buy since you were only using one strand?

Thanks for sharing your picture.

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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2004 09:26:49 PM »

That is just so lovely! It turned out beautifully!
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2004 05:32:46 AM »

LAWebchick - it looks great! My LYS had some nice Encore colors so maybe I should give it a try after my other projects are finished. Thanks for posting the pic!


« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2004 07:27:35 AM »

Here's a pic of my first BBBB made with Koigu.  Note this is before blocking.  The colors are really intense (definitely for an ultra hip and funky mom and baby-- no pastels here!).

sorry for the huge picture!

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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2004 07:43:50 AM »

Thanks all! I'm more pleased with it as I get further along.

Is it scratchy at all? It's so beautiful! What color are you using? And, last but not least, how much did you need to buy since you were only using one strand?

It's not scratchy at all - a nice cushy feel to it, particularly on the seed stitch.  I'm really not sure how much I am going to end up needing - I KNOW I bought too much, and I don't think I'm going to be able to return the extra (multi-pet, smoking household)... I'm not quite half-way through mine and I just started my second skein. I'm going to guess 3 or 4 skeins is all I'll need, which will leave me with a couple extra. I already completed a dorky little matching hat in the same yarn, and I'm considering a pair of booties.

The Encore yarn I'm using is "Colorspun" #7122 (near the bottom of the page) - they have lots of really nice color combos: http://www.woolieewe.com/views/viewYarnCard.asp?ID=144

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« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2004 05:59:24 PM »

Bright clours stimulate a baby's mind...

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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2004 04:55:49 AM »

i am making the bbb with this yarn called skilla. (or scilla).  It is cotton/wool/linen and pretty soft.  My boyfriend has been wearing a piece of it tied around his wrist for a week and it seems to handle the shower pretty well so i'm gonna tell my sisiter in law to go ahead and wash it.  
has everyone blocked this blanket?  is it possible to block this type of yarn?
i'm a pretty new knitter...and not sure.

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« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2004 12:02:25 PM »

I'm finished with the BBBB but haven't woven in the ends (my least fave part).  The middle seems to poke out or be concave like a belly button.  I'm thinking of crocheting some flowers to go in the middle to disguise that.  Since I don't know how to crochet, this will take a while.

As far as blocking goes, I won't block since my yarn is acrylic (I consulted the S 'n' B book about this).  I'll just wash the shit out of it since I got it dirty during the process.  I took that thing everywhere: to the beach, in a 5th grade classroom, in the car, etc.  

I'll post pictures as soon as it's absolutely complete.

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