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Posted - 11/27/2005 :  10:20:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit celia's Homepage Send celia a Private Message
I have 4 skeins in the same colourway and was wondering what I can make with it. If I make a garment or part of a garment with it, I'd like the stripes to be vertical. any ideas?


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Posted - 11/29/2005 :  05:19:16 AM  Show Profile Send diana.enky a Private Message
Hi Celia,

Not too many choices with only 4 skeins apart from the usual scarf/ hat etc.
You could make a scarf knitted longways - maybe with some nice eyelets in it - if you want 'vertival' stripes as such.
Make a narrower version of Clapotis. I made a lacey scarf out of 2 balls of SG from Weekend Knitting.

Or you could design a loosely knitted vest pattern that is knit from side to side (but 4 skeins would not really be enough) 6 at a pinch I guess ... or you could knit a nice V-neck vest using just the silk garden for the front and trim and a plain yarn for the back in a co-ordinating colour.


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Posted - 12/03/2005 :  4:40:53 PM  Show Profile Send knittingkeri a Private Message
You could knit a fitted sweater in either a neutral or the main color, and do the sleeves sideways(using short row shaping and increases and decreases right next to one edge to fit in the shoulder), and you might still have enough to trim around the edges and neck. The same principle would look great on the lapels and cuffs of a jacket-either knitted, or one from the thrif store: knit up the trim for the lapel, cuffs, and waist belt- if it has one, and hand stitch them on
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