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« on: June 19, 2007 10:06:13 AM »

i'm in love with Askew from the summer 07 issue of knitty... but i don't like the suggested yarn. make that, my skin doesn't like the suggested yarn.

i'm thinking of using Elann's Esprit in either Cape Cod Blue or Peacock Green. but, i've never used the stuff before.

would a cotton/elastic yarn work for this pattern?

in my head it does b/c it would give me the coolness of cotton with the elasticity of wool... am i being delusional?

any help would be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007 01:32:22 PM »

well...it wouldn't have the long color changes...and it would be heavier...but I do think it could still make a cute top
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 01:57:44 PM »

There is an askew knitalong on the board. Smiley  As long as it's worsted, you should be fine.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007 07:05:50 PM »

I knit a Lelah top with this yarn and while I'm not not recomending it for your project, let me tell you that 1. it is really nubbly (which might be what you're going for) and 2. it is really, really, really stretchy. It's kind of like knitting with rubber bands. Really stretchy rubber bands. It makes for a super elastic fabric and if the garment is very large it kind of droops rather than drapes. Here's a link to how my Lelah turned out if you want to see it knit up.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007 06:03:56 AM »

didn't know there was a KAL already! hmm. i'll take a peek.

rebeccajane-- i think it came out beautifully.
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my fear with using 100% cotton is that it'll have way too much drape and cotton fabric doesn't have any bounce.

hmmm now you all have got me thinking. i'll go check out the KAL to see what yarn subs people are using.

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