A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 313,351
Currently Running With Scissors:
369 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: 800 yards laceweight cashmere?  (Read 796 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: July 24, 2007 06:24:22 AM »

So I've had this yarn, Lobster Post laceweight cashmere, for about a year and a half and have been saving it for something really special.  I take it out every once in a while to pet it and admire its beauty.  Smiley  I think I'm finally ready.

I've made a very small list of some shawls that might work, but I'm wondering what you gals would do.  I'm looking for something (probably a shawl, but I'm open to other ideas) that will be interesting & beautiful while remaining somewhat simple, but not dull.  I've done some lace, but not much and I don't want to use this for something ridiculously intricate.  This yarn was a gift and from what I've seen it doesn't look like 800 yards will go terribly far.  Plus, my bf & I will probably be getting married in the Fall and I would like something delicate and gorgeous that I could wear then and throughout my life & cherish.  Any wonderful ideas?  I'd be so happy to hear them!

P.S.- I always wind yarn by hand and I'm a tad nervous about winding laceweight.  Any suggestions to make it go smoothly?

Offline Offline

Posts: 510
Joined: 08-Feb-2005

matches? we don't need no stinkin' matches

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007 06:31:59 AM »

Well..you COULD send it to me Smiley

Or if you really want to keep it for yourself and maybe do something for your wedding, what about a lace shrug?  With 800 yards you could do a simple lace stole too...

Every day may not be a good day to die, but every day is a good day to eat pancakes.

« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007 08:58:22 AM »

What about this,  http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTido.html

It looks like it could be done with the amount of yarn you have.

So jealous about the cashmere.  And the wedding.

Wish you luck with both!!! Grin
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007 09:01:07 AM »

The shetland triangle shawl from the Wrap Style book takes under 600 yards, plus it's a pattern repeat that would be easy to enlarge.  I'm contemplating that pattern right now. 

Best of luck with finding a project!

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007 10:38:40 AM »

If you aren't about a million miles tall, you might be able to pull off an Icarus Shawl if you take out some of the stockinette repeats.  Taking out one repeat takes about 8" from the wingspan of the shawl and 2 1/2" from the height.  It is 6' by 3', I think.

Are you opposed to spending a bit of money?  I just bought a copy of "Victorian Lace Today" and it was well worth the money.  Most of the patterns call for more than 800 yards, but they're also GIANT and would be easy to adapt to a smaller stole or scarf.  Grumperina posted some of the pictures from the book on her blog:


I hope this helps!

The dog is barking out back; he thinks he's in the band.

« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007 05:09:36 PM »

The Hanami Stole calls for 880 yards and I love it. It's on my list.

The Swallowtail shawl is also gorgeous (so many pretty versions out there) and seems to only take 400-ish yards from what I've seen.

Good Luck finding a pattern! I have my own skein of 100% cashmere that's waiting to become a shawl. It's so beautiful that I'm almost scared to knit with it!

« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007 05:46:38 PM »

Thanks for all of the suggestions, I'm going to check them all out and I'm always open for more!

girldistracted- I feel exactly the same way about mine!!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: An Orb For Your Yard
Tute Tuesday: Bamboo Project Bag
How Does Your Garden Grow?

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.