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RoseM
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Canada
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Posted - 11/16/2005 :  11:34:14 PM  Show Profile Send RoseM a Private Message
Just thought to post my findings with this yarn.

I used this yarn for the first time. Doubled on size 10.5 needles. It knit up well, is relatively inexpensive, good range of colors. Took awhile to felt (hot with cold dips) - about 30 minutes total. I stopped because the height was felting down too low, but I would have liked the fabric to be denser. Next time, I'll use a smaller needle.

The fabric is really nice. Colors held up well, and very little fuzz.

Used this wonderful pattern - Autumn Bowls, Sedona - http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:cU68VB5PDToJ:groups.msn.com/KnewKnitter/helloknitters.msnw+Knew+Knitter&hl=en

Followed the pattern and increased the number of height rows by 4. Mine is lower than the sample but approx the same width; just goes to show that B&L really shrinks vertically way more than horizontally.

Will definitely use this yarn again, and order more of the patterns from Knew Knitter - check out the Picot Vases!
Rose

Bristolknits
Chatty Knitter

USA
173 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2005 :  2:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bristolknits's Homepage Send Bristolknits a Private Message
Thanks for your kind words about my felted bowl patterns.
I try to use Cascade or Patons when designing as they are widely available, but it is really helpful to hear about other yarns used successfully. Hope to see photos soon!

Carol in Vermont
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http://photos.yahoo.com/carolannevt
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