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« on: July 04, 2007 06:25:09 AM »

I got this yarn in Turkey because I was there and it was dirt cheap. The first is a bright turquoise 10% wool 10% mohair 80% acrylic stuff. I have 5 100g balls.

The next is 100% bamboo. I was kind of excited to get this bamboo yarn for so cheap because I heard it's pretty expensive at home. I have 5 100g balls.

any ideas?

« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 06:41:21 AM »

How many yards is the bamboo?  It looks like it would make a really nice lacy sleeveless shell.  Something like http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATThoneymoon.html  something equally as simple would probably be gorgeous.  I don't know what I would make with the acrylic, though it is quite a nice color.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 07:31:04 AM »

I can't tell the weight of the acrylic, but you could try the Jiffy tube top...I'm working on it right now with a yarn in about the same color, so that hit me first Smiley
And I agree about the lacy shell with the bamboo.  I just bought some bamboo on ebay and I'm planning on creating my own pattern for a lacy top.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 10:54:39 PM »

You've got a lot of yarn. I think the bamboo yarn is enough for 2-3 summer tanks.

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007 07:30:45 AM »

i have a pattern for the bamboo for you

another craftster designed this tank top and i think it's absolutely beautiful. the tutorial can be found on the linked page.

i absolutely love the color of the mohair yarn. can you crochet? if so there's a great pattern for mohair found in SnB Crochet: The Happy Hooker. it's for a capelet called "Cold Shoulders" i made one and it took me only 2 days to crochet. too bad i have nowhere to wear it to! Sad

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007 06:15:55 PM »

Hey, thanks for the good ideas everybody.

isisfae: i think i know the capelet pattern you nean. i don't have the book, but maybe it's about time i got it, especially since I just started crocheting!


« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007 09:58:49 PM »

I think a slouchy hat like Le Slouch or the Big Blue slouch hat here on this site would look wonderful in either color. And you'd definitely have yarn left over for some other things. That is, if you like beret type hats to begin with. If you've never tried wearing one, you might be surprised how good they look! Personally, I think it's such a bohemian chic look and they work on almost everybody.

Happy knitting!!  Grin
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