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NaProus
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Posted - 12/02/2005 :  5:05:26 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
I love this stuff! I bought 3 balls of it at 20% off on Black Friday, mostly because I liked the color (lime) and it seemed pretty soft. I finished my latest moebius with it 2 days ago, using only 1 ball plus some.

At first, I thought it might be a little too loosey-goosey -- I had used size 10 needles, and probably I should have used 9s or even 8s. So I fulled it a bit last night -- just washed it in Eucalan, and threw it in the dryer.

It's FANTASTIC! It's still unbelievably soft and delicious, and the stitches have tightened up enough to be exactly what I was looking for. I think I may need to make a panta out of it to go with my moeb! And I'm plotting other uses, too! Maybe a Best Friend Jacket?

I wish they had other good colors. I'm not wild about pastels (except for chartreuse), unfortunately.

Here's the stats:

# 54% Wool, 24% Nylon, 22% Cotton
# 1-3/4 oz, 50 grams, 131.2 yards, 120 meters
# 4''= 16 stitches by 21 rows on a size 10 Knitting Needle

$4.99 a ball

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/hands-on/knittedbandage.html

new2kntting
Warming Up

93 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2005 :  6:58:09 PM  Show Profile Send new2kntting a Private Message
I love this yarn too. I used it to make Rachel's spiral scarf. Because the yarn is soft and light it really spirals. My kids love them.
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NaProus
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Posted - 12/02/2005 :  7:42:50 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
To h*ll with Panta! Ruffles are next! What a great idea.

Thanks!

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/hands-on/knittedbandage.html
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new2kntting
Warming Up

93 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2005 :  12:03:13 AM  Show Profile Send new2kntting a Private Message
I cast on 77 stitches and used a size US11 needle and almost all the yarn will be used up.
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Busyhands
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USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2005 :  6:22:36 PM  Show Profile Send Busyhands a Private Message
I just was fingering this a couple days ago and admiring it...so soft! I agree, I wish it came in more colors. But I was thinking it might make good kid stuff - not machine washable, but soft and not too expensive.

Lin, High Priestess of Liberal Color Usage
"Wearing cheerful, multicolored hats is a public service, easy to perform, and of incalculable value." - Anna Zilboorg
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Bristolknits
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USA
173 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  07:38:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bristolknits's Homepage Send Bristolknits a Private Message
I purchased some pink to make an incredibly soft/warm scarf for my daughter at college. See picture on my blog.
I wish they had some more interesting colors also, but the price is nice especially if you can use a coupon!


Carol in Vermont
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LilyBeth
Gabber Extraordinaire

378 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  09:58:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit LilyBeth's Homepage Send LilyBeth a Private Message
I made a nice scarf from this, too, that turned out well. Lots of cables, and they showed up nicely.
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USA
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  4:32:54 PM  Show Profile Send lyndyn@yahoo.com a Private Message
Hmmm...I might have to stop by Joann's tomorrow and check it out!
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Emelia Lesser
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USA
359 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2005 :  08:23:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Emelia Lesser's Homepage Send Emelia Lesser a Private Message
have any of you guys knit anything other than scarves with this yarn? I wonder how it would hold up as a sweater....

~Em
"Art is the reason I get up in the morning but my definition ends there and it just doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define...but there he is in the mean time," ~Ani DiFranco
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