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« on: April 04, 2004 08:58:37 PM »

I want to make this pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTponcho.html (isn't it sweet!!), but I wanted to spice it up a bit and the only idea I got was cables... anyone has a better idea? Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2004 09:25:14 PM »

What if you just went out and bought about 5 or six different kinds of yarn all in the same color family, and then just experimented with knitting them in random patterns, maybe include a strand of "glitter thread" here and there to really spice it up.  You could also use all different textures like cotton, wool, chenille, ect....
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2004 09:45:57 PM »

I wouldn't recommend cables - they change the gauge quite a bit as well as pulling on the sides of the piece.  

The GGH Esprit called for in the pattern is very, very close to Berroco Plush, which comes in a different range of colors (Esprit is in gorgeous, soft "grown-up" colors and Plush comes in brights and baby pastels), if you wanted to change the colors.  I love cassiemarie's suggestion - there are yarns with sequins that are made to be "carry-alongs" that you knit with the main yarn - would make a great border!  And don't forget fringe.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2004 10:14:18 PM »

I'm new to knitting, but in crochet, you can string beads onto the yarn and pick them up in stitches every so often.  Is this possible in knitting as well?  I imagine it could be a bit of a pain if you wanted to stitch in more than a handful of beads, but it could look nifty.  (Or, of course, you could stitch the beads on later.)  Or, along that line, you could add fringe in beads, yarn or cut strips of cloth.  And if you wanted to get really adventurous, I suppose you could introduce a border pattern of alternating colors into the knitting.  If you used the same type of yarn in different colors, I should think it wouldn't change the guage to do one of those charted patterns.
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