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Topic: 4 skeins of Silk Garden go a long way (ballet tee)  (Read 3762 times)
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Kerry Berry
« on: December 28, 2005 04:22:51 PM »

For my birthday present to myself back in October, I bought 4 skeins of Silk Garden (color 228 I think, although I don't have a label with me).  I was able to make the Teva Durham ballet top with them.  I actually had a bit left over.  I wish I had planned the color on the sleeves better so that they would be a bit longer. 

Trying to be a model, while not fully understanding the principles of using a flash while standing right next to a wall:


So you can see both sleeves (they don't match, and I'm not sure if I like that or don't).


If you look, you can still see the ladders from my DPNs.

I modified the pattern for gauge and for sleeves.  I had the pattern out of the Loop-d-Loop book, with cap sleeves.  I used Option #1 from Grumperina's guide to adding long sleeves, and it worked really well.

If I were to do this pattern with Noro again, I'd modify the way I did the body so that the width of those stripes matched the width of the stripes on the sleeves.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005 04:25:20 PM »

Its beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005 04:30:51 PM »

That really is great, I love the colors.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005 04:33:43 PM »

Looks great to me! And aren't you a cutie! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005 05:41:36 PM »

I think it looks great the way it is.  I wouldn't change a thing!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005 06:00:14 PM »

i think it looks awesome.  you can't engineer silk garden too much - better to let the stripes go as they are.  this is the first ballet tee i've seen in a non-solid color - it looks fabulous!  what # of silk garden is it?
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005 06:25:42 PM »

I really like it! I wouldn't worry about the sleeves, like them non-matchy

Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2005 07:18:34 PM »

It looks really nice!  But does it itch?
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2005 07:26:28 PM »

It is superb!  I love silk garden.  I even washed it and it gets much softer. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2005 08:02:48 PM »

Beautiful. I think it looks perfect and fabulous.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2005 08:50:54 PM »

That's just plain hot.  I like it.  Trying to match the stripes would probably drive you mad anyway, more so with only four balls of yarn.  It looks good Wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2005 09:19:53 PM »

i love the colors. how did the stripes get in there if you only had four skeins? *is confused*
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2005 10:32:29 PM »

i am willing to give this a go.... i love silk garden... what differences did you make for gauge and what not...
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2005 01:11:30 AM »

Love the yarn, the colors are very nice.

Four skeins? What was the total yardage?

And by the way, I think the sleeves look fine; that's the problem with varigated yarn, each ball is dyed differently.
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2005 06:09:02 AM »

wow!  it is gorgeous, don't change a thing.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2005 11:08:47 AM »

Wow that is really pretty.  I think I need one!
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2005 12:49:57 PM »

Excellent job on the sweater!  You're very talented...and a gorgeous model  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2005 12:54:51 PM »

I love the non-matchy sleeves... I think it has more character that way! 

I'm also curious about the itchy factor...
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2005 01:28:43 PM »

Great question...how itchy is it?
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2005 01:32:31 PM »

i love this! silk garden hasn't appealed to me until now, the colours are lovely and the stripes are great!
i'm dying to give the ballet tee a go now Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2005 01:33:03 PM »

Great idea to do it with silk garden!  I think it looks great just the way it is.  Very flattering too.
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2005 01:40:15 PM »

oooh, beautiful.  the colors are awesome with your hair and it looks like it fits really well.  i'm jealous!
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« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2005 01:42:13 PM »

adorable sweater and it looks great on you!  I like that the sleeves don't match, it's more unique that way. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2005 02:18:46 PM »

I agree with everyone about the stripes - you cant' mess around much with Noro, and it looks great just as it is!!
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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2005 03:54:47 PM »

that is really pretty! i think i am going to knit it soon and i was wondering if you could check on the color of the yarn. i googled 228 and it looks like it could be right, but the color you have is perfect! i'll pm you too, but thanks alot! and great job Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2006 10:39:37 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments, guys!  I would have responded sooner, but I didn't get any e-mail notifications.

It is pretty itchy, and I do have sensitive skin, so I'm not going to wear it for more than an hour or two at a time.

The labels are at school, and I'm at home for 2 more weeks, so this info is from Google:
4 skeins together makes 440 yards, I think.  The colorway is definitely 228.  I bought that colorway actually thinking it was a different one, but I'm happy with all the greens.
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