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Invader Tak
« on: July 12, 2004 10:48:34 AM »

Hi everybody!

My local yarn shop just got in some absolutely beautiful Mango Moon recycled silk yarn.  As I am a total yarn slut, I bought some.

Now what do I do? The stuff is gorgeous, but I don't think it very robust so I don't want to make something that will have to go through a lot of wear and tear.  I'm almost inclined to make a light poncho or shawl type thing with it. Would double stranding it with something else (I've seen mohair suggested) make it more able to handle wear?

Any help, tips or stories about working with recycled silk would be most appreciated.
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meexie
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2004 02:07:49 AM »

I made a small crocheted bag with a skein of it.  It wasn't very easy to work with - no stretch, the thickness varies quite a bit, and I broke the strand more than once by accident.  I think your plan to make something light and/or double stranding with something else may be the ticket.  Double stranding could also help with the color variation issue I had with the skein I used - my roommate at the time and I both bought a skein.  Hers turned out to be all blues and looked gorgeous when she used it to weave with.  Mine turned out to be many different colors, some of which were unattractive together. 

I'd use it again, but only if I could pick the skein myself instead of going with mail order, probably double strand it with mercerized cotton or something boucle, and...I think I'd knit with it on big needles instead of crocheting.
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editorgrrl
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004 06:19:28 AM »

I made cellphone cozies out of mine, adapted from patterns in Knitting Pretty and Stitch 'n Bitch.
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