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« on: December 16, 2004 10:04:40 AM »

When I was visiting NYC a couple of weeks ago, I made a little field trip to Purl in Soho.  I wanted to buy some yarn, so I could make myself a sort of souvenir of the day, but I could only afford to buy a little bit.  I didn't know what I wanted to make, so I was having difficulty picking out something (SO much to choose!), and my sister convinced me to just buy the yarn I kept being drawn to, even if I didn't have a plan for it and it didn't go with anything I already have.

So I bought this gorgeous Noro Silk Garden, but could only afford 2 skeins of it.  I had thought maybe I'd make a little felted purse, but I didn't realize til I got home that it's a wool/silk blend rather than 100% wool (I didn't even read the label, I just grabbed it for the colors).

What can I make with only 2 skeins?  I don't want to make a hat or handwarmers, because the colors don't match my coat -- but also because I want to make something more sorta "special" than that.  I thought about making a light netty scarf, so that I could wear it with clothes, not just as outdoor wear, but I think it might be too warm and also might look weird (but I don't know).

I also thought maybe I could over time get a few more skeins to go with it -- I couldn't match the dye lot, but I could get a neutral color or something.

Last note -- I am a BEGINNER!  But I'm not afraid to jump into a pattern and try to figure it out, either.  Anyone have any good ideas?  I'd really hate to have bought this special treat splurge yarn for myself and then have it sit in a drawer for years.


"I live in that place between conception and execution" -- IQJones
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004 12:15:36 PM »

I wonder how it would look in a pattern like clapotis from knitty?  i haven't used that yarn, but i think it might be the right weight for clapotis. 

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004 06:31:51 PM »

some people have used SG for clapotis - cari over at "dogs steal yarn" has pics of her SG clapotis on her blog (dogsstealyarn.com i think). but you need more than 2 sks to do the full size - upwards of 6 i think

you could order more from purl if you have the money...

« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004 07:26:02 PM »

The clapotis pattern has directions to make it smaller, so maybe you can try that.  It would certainly be my vote  Smiley  It might also look good as a scarf in feather and fan lace, a very easy pattern.  Or, if you're looking for something that's not wearable, it might make a nice pillow cover.

-Jenna<br /><br />Check out my Knitting Blog!<br />http://pinkmonkeyknits.blogspot.com
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2004 06:13:07 AM »

the multidirectional diagonal scarf works well with that yarn, and it uses 1-2 sk.
(well,depending on how big you make it!).

Here's the pattern:

And here you can see what it looks like:

« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2004 12:33:24 PM »

I just saw a picture of someone's multidirectional scarf made with the Silk Garden: http://jacqknits.typepad.com/my_escape_from_the_boys/2004/12/_my_sisters_mul.html.  Very pretty.
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