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Topic: My "I Do" spin -- looking for color and yarn suggestions!  (Read 646 times)
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« on: April 06, 2006 11:18:32 AM »

I'll be in a wedding in October in a chocolate brown sleeveless dress.  I thought making a shawl of some sort to drape over my shoulders while waiting for outside pics and traveling would be a good idea.

I love the "I Do", but I don't want a shrug.  Thought I'd take the lace pattern and just knit it flat -- kind of like the back portion. I know I'll probably have to do two pieces and seam together to have similar scallopped edges, but that's cool.

I've tested out the pattern, I have the skills, now I just need to select yarn.  I love working with cotton, but I'm having a hard time finding some in stock (online or LYS) in a color that will work -- chocolate brown is NOT an option in mercanized cotton.

Do you all think KnitPicks Andean Silk would block/work well? (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420126/yarn_display.aspx)  I like both the chocolate or the cinnamon to give it a bit of a contrast.

Or I was thinking maybe their Wool of the Andes http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420103/yarn_display.aspx in the chocolate or snickerdoodle.  I know this won't have the sheen of the mercanized, but I do like how it looks.

Those two are worsted, and in the DK weight I like their http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420111/yarn_display.aspx Elegance -- baby alpaca and silk.  Pretty in the fawn color.  Would that block well?

I'm looking to you guys for advice - any opinions on color or fiber?

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006 06:54:12 AM »

My advice is to buy a skein of each in that color and make sure that they at least goes with the color of the dress and doesn't clash.  This way if you do decide on one and you knit the shawl then you find out that the color is not right for the dress.
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