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Pink_Dinosaur
« on: February 22, 2006 03:40:07 PM »

I wanted to make this for a party this saturday
http://www.berroco.com/231/231_dagmar_pv.html

I can't find the yarn they suggest except online and I can't order online because it won't come in time.

does anyone know any other yarn i could use? I want to make it in black. cause the dress im wearing is black with glitter on it

thanks Huh for your help
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alexafree
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006 04:49:30 PM »

Well denim silk is a worsted weight yarn. Go down to you craft store and check it out the merchandise. I thought of Lion Brand Microspun (pretty readily available) but it is not the same weight (I think it's DK) but maybe that doesn't matter since you are knitting a shawl.

Good luck.
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patriautism
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006 04:55:13 PM »

I haven't used it, but I've heard  MIcrospun snags on every little thing---which is why I've stayed away. I'm making branching out in some cotton right now and it's actually working out really well, so maybe it would work for your project. And I think she's right, it prolly doesn't matter what yarn you use. Even Simply Soft in black might work really well. And be cheaper! (one track mind... Smiley )
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alexafree
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006 05:15:40 PM »

I made knitting for boozehag's Lelah in microspun. I got kinda pilley and weathered lookin in the boob area after a wash and a wear but the lace looks divine and it's really soft (didn't notice the snagging too much). I agree Caron Simply Soft would totally do the trick.
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Pink_Dinosaur
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006 09:13:01 AM »

thanks sooo much for the help. you think i can finsih this in a day and a 1/2?
it seems pretty simple. but it uses a lace tool, which ive never used before. i just need something to cover up cause the venue is outdoors.
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alexafree
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006 11:11:18 AM »

Well its worth a shot. Big needles couldn't hurt either.
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patriautism
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006 08:44:09 PM »

I did my first and only shawl on size 15 needles, no fancy stuff---just garter stitch and it took about a week. I'm not trying to scare you off, honest. It's just what happened to me and I'm not a super slow knitter. I don't want you to start it and not finish and be bummed.
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k8e592
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006 08:20:41 AM »

Stitch Diva Studios has a great tutorial on hairpin lace..(and a really cool skirt pattern you can try after you've finished your wrap!)


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Pink_Dinosaur
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006 09:49:14 AM »

I did my first and only shawl on size 15 needles, no fancy stuff---just garter stitch and it took about a week. I'm not trying to scare you off, honest. It's just what happened to me and I'm not a super slow knitter. I don't want you to start it and not finish and be bummed.

i know i my not finish, especially since i have work tonight. but its worth a shot.





Stitch Diva Studios has a great tutorial on hairpin lace..(and a really cool skirt pattern you can try after you've finished your wrap!)
thanks for the link! that tutorial totally helps. it says the hair pin lace tool makes it pretty quick so i hope i can finish!
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