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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2003 05:41:15 AM »

I got to see that scarf up close yesterday.  Deb came to Lexington and that was one of the projects she passed around.

« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2003 08:15:01 AM »

Thanks for all the replies.

Ne, your scarf looks great!

I will have to post a photo of the particular novelty yarn I'm working with.  It's a bit hard to describe, but the difficulty I am having is that the "tufts" of wool are getting trapped under the "thread" (see description of yarn in my original post).

For now, there are too many holiday gifts to make/finish before I can use this fun yarn in a project for myself.

Thanks again for all the replies!
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2003 05:45:10 PM »

i think i know what yarn you're talking about! yeah, i was really frustrated when i used it for the first time, but i used US size 15 needles, but i doubled up the yarn because it wanted it to be thicker.... what i did was try to get as much out from under the needle as you go (which is easier with bigger needles). then once you are finished, "fluff up" and just kinda pull strands free from being caught...

good luck n happy knitting
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2005 01:41:01 PM »

elliela--- i know this topic is loong closed, but i saw that you're talking about the "ladder" yarn, which i'm trying (and having a hard time) to knit with right now. I'm actually trying to make a basic head-scarf type thing (triangle-shaped) for a co-worker, but the yarn just doesn't like me.... do you have any suggestions aside from mixing it with another yarn and the special needles? and how much do you think the needles would cost?

thanks so much... sorry for posting in a dead topic!

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2005 08:06:15 PM »

Hey Emily!

What size needles are you using with your ladder yarn?

I prefer size 13 and those taper pointed Bryspuns. I bought them a while back, but I think they were about $6.50-$7.00 or so. I like the smaller 10-inch length, since that works best for scarves and smaller items.

I made a mini-shawl for myself with Eros. Just made a triangle until I finished one ball. It's so cute.

Let me know if you have any luck working more comfortably with it.

Take care,

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