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« on: January 26, 2006 11:32:31 AM »

i'm in brazil for a little while and almost every single yarn i've seen here has been pingouin. after much google-ing it seems like they dont sell that in the states anymore. which means i CANNOT find any patterns from the company.

i'm new at knitting and i have no idea how to substitute these yarns for other patterns.

can anyone help with some good pattern suggestions or experience with the yarns or really... anything??

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006 11:37:46 AM »

You just need to figure out your gauge with the yarn and then substitute just about any pattern with a similar gauge. Yarns usually fall into general categories of weight -- worsted weight, DK weight, fingering weight, sport weight, etc. -- that are similar across different companies, so that I sweater written for a worsted weight yarn can be made in just about any other worsted weight yarn from a different company. If you like a pattern that has a gauge of 4 stitches per inch, for example, look for Pinguoin yarn whose labels say that it knits to roughly the same gauge. Then swatch with different size needles until you get the gauge you need for the pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006 12:37:02 PM »

Or check Ebay for pattern books.  Cheesy  They have lots. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006 12:41:21 PM »

When in Rome... ;-)

Here you'll find free patterns in Portuguese for Pingouin yarns (a lot of clicking has to be done to open them):
http://www.paramount.com.br/pingouin/receitas.php

And check Brazilian knitbloggers, for instance:
http://feitoamao.typepad.com/montricot/
http://www.tricoteiras.com.br/

English Portuguese knitting glossary:
http://artnanda.blogspot.com/2005/06/tabela-de-tradues.html




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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006 02:14:11 PM »

When in Rome... ;-)

Here you'll find free patterns in Portuguese for Pingouin yarns (a lot of clicking has to be done to open them):
http://www.paramount.com.br/pingouin/receitas.php

And check Brazilian knitbloggers, for instance:
http://feitoamao.typepad.com/montricot/
http://www.tricoteiras.com.br/

English Portuguese knitting glossary:
http://artnanda.blogspot.com/2005/06/tabela-de-tradues.html






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are you in brazil?
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006 02:15:21 PM »

Or check Ebay for pattern books.  Cheesy  They have lots. 

you're SO trying to restart my semi- dormant obsession with that site arent you?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006 04:16:57 PM »

pingouin here is actually a discontinued company. they were huge in the 80's alongside filatura di crosa and missoni & so they have a ton of shoulder-padded belted sweater patterns

i have some old fluffy pingouin acrylic - its quite lovely. have fun with your new patterns Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006 07:36:48 PM »

yeah did you check them out? a lot of them are wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006 11:54:27 AM »

are you in brazil?

No, I'm not. I live in Spain. I just try to keep a list of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking knitbloggers and I think I've got the most comprehensive one, though it's hard to keep track of them all lately.
Check the whole list at:
http://ibericadepunto.com/article.php3?id_article=7

pingouin here is actually a discontinued company.

The original French Pingouin company is no more, that's true: they sold to a Belgian firm, but the Pingouin brand still lives in some countries, for instance in Brazil (though I guess they just kept the name and manufacture very different yarns). In other countries like Spain, some of the yarns Pingouin sold are still available but under other brands (Katia Laine et nylon is a yarn "inherited" from Pingouin for instance). And in France some yarns are available under the Pingouin brand, but I don't know if they are the same the old Pingouin company used to sell:
http://www.coudre-broder-tricoter.com/default.htm


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