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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2007 05:45:19 PM »

I'm beginning to see that this is not going to be a cheap project. I just priced yarn that could be substituted for the Handpainted Yarn recommended in the pattern, and I can't come up with the right yardage of any brand yarn for less than $30. Of course, it beats the price of most sweaters you'd buy in a store these days that will last.

I really have my eye on This Yarn from Knit Picks. I really like the Spumoni colorway.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007 10:52:20 PM »

I hope to start this sweater within the next few days.  I'm going to use yarn I've unraveled and dyed. I'm trying to decide between: (1) a bulky cotton or (2) a really nice 100% merino (BananaRepublic brand).

This is perhaps the prettiest sweater I've seen in awhile.  I can't wait to see everyone's!
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2007 11:03:23 PM »

I agree with the immediate lusting after this top!  I expect it will be pretty high up on my list once I find a vegan yarn with the right gauge!
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2007 12:08:19 AM »

I really want to make this too (which is bad because I already have a billion WIPs and by that I mean something more like 7).  I will have to wait until I can go get some yarn for it though.

I also want to do something different with the neckline if I do make it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2007 12:53:49 AM »

Do you think that the drape would be affected too much if it was knitted with two strands of a thinner (more readily available...) yarn? I was thinking about this the other night, and I don't think my town has a suitable yarn in it! It would be really quick. I was considering Cleckheaton Vintage Hues, but I think it would be too thin...
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2007 07:26:48 AM »

KAT- I just thought I would mention a great way I save money on yarn -- which is buying from thrift stores and unraveling.  I have found many great sweaters for about $2 - $3.  Cream- colored are perfect because you can just dye it any color you like.
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2007 08:16:47 AM »

owly, I had the same question.  If any one has any opinions, I'd be glad to hear them!
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2007 08:34:15 AM »

KAT- I just thought I would mention a great way I save money on yarn -- which is buying from thrift stores and unraveling.  I have found many great sweaters for about $2 - $3.  Cream- colored are perfect because you can just dye it any color you like.

That is an awesome suggestion. I actually bought some great fabric at a thrift store last summer, so I definitely need to hit them up for some yarn. We have a Goodwill just down the road.  Smiley

Ah, but I did buy some yarn today to knit this particular sweater. Michael's had Moda Dea Tweedle Dee on sale for less than $5.  Grin Yarn sales make me *squee*!
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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2007 11:24:35 AM »

I'm planning on making this next week, or in October. I'm allergic to wool, so I opted for acrylic since I've learned my lesson by trying to sub 100% cotton or 100% alpaca for large items that can drape too much. I'm using Bernat Black Lites Yarn, and it is annoying that it is going to cost me a lot more than if I could just use the damn wool! I had to order it online because I couldn't find it at any of the local craft stores for some reason.

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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2007 11:25:43 AM »

I am SOOO knitting this once I get done with the swap and christmas knitting I've taken on for the year. I don't care that my other projects are languishing, I. NEED. THIS. SWEATER. I already bought yarn for it (some lovely olive colored bulky yarn). I'm just itching to start this!
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