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Danielle
03-15-2006, 06:35 PM
I just bought some of this yarn today on ebay - 100% wool, 1100 yards for $27 + shipping! :happydance: It comes in gorgeous colors! Check it out here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=8266467608) Be sure to check out their store for lots of other colors! :thumbsup:

aylaanne
03-15-2006, 06:39 PM
That's really cool! I just got some ribbon yarn off of eBay for really cheap. I want to knit the Waterlily top from the most recent Interweave Knits magazine but I didn't want to spend $27/skein for Colinette. So I got this yarn (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8266352212&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)
Instead. über cheap. I'm impressed.

Danielle
03-15-2006, 06:54 PM
Very pretty! I like the color! :thumbsup:

IrishBaby
03-15-2006, 06:56 PM
That is very pretty!

Ingrid
03-15-2006, 07:01 PM
:inlove: :inlove:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-15-2006, 08:28 PM
pretty!!!

i love how one of the pictures says "sample of knitted/crocheted fabric".... like they look the same or something :lol:

mks22300
03-16-2006, 01:25 AM
Very pretty!

carollovesyarn
03-16-2006, 02:22 AM
I just bought some of this yarn today on ebay - 100% wool, 1100 yards for $27 + shipping! :happydance: It comes in gorgeous colors! Check it out here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=8266467608) Be sure to check out their store for lots of other colors! :thumbsup:I've been eyeing this seller for quite a while, but haven't yet committed to buy. She has some good looking yarn. Can you do a mini-yarn review when you get it and/or knit a swatch? I'd love to know how it really feels and looks!

Amber
03-16-2006, 02:48 AM
Can you do a mini-yarn review when you get it and/or knit a swatch? I'd love to know how it really feels and looks!

Oooh yeah, tell us how it is! I looks lovely!! :inlove:

JessicaR
03-16-2006, 04:10 AM
Bring Napoleon back!

geekgolightly
03-16-2006, 04:15 AM
I just bought some of this yarn today on ebay - 100% wool, 1100 yards for $27 + shipping! :happydance: It comes in gorgeous colors! Check it out here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=8266467608) Be sure to check out their store for lots of other colors! :thumbsup:

i got soem fo this yarn recently and although it didnt specify fingering vs worsted weight, it is fingering weight. as im not familiar with fingering weight, i dont know if its often that the yarn sort of "falls apart" like the ply is very loose, not twisted up much. it IS soft, though.

Andrea
03-16-2006, 06:32 AM
Danielle, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! :inlove:

HeatherFeather
03-16-2006, 09:35 AM
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Danielle
03-16-2006, 10:25 AM
Can you do a mini-yarn review when you get it and/or knit a swatch? I'd love to know how it really feels and looks!

Oooh yeah, tell us how it is! I looks lovely!! :inlove:

I'll be sure to let you know how it is when I receive it..........I'm not big into doing swatches, but just might try it with this yarn to see how the colors knit up. :thumbsup:

Bring Napoleon back!
<--------------Here ya go! ;)

Danielle
03-16-2006, 10:29 AM
i got soem fo this yarn recently and although it didnt specify fingering vs worsted weight, it is fingering weight. as im not familiar with fingering weight, i dont know if its often that the yarn sort of "falls apart" like the ply is very loose, not twisted up much. it IS soft, though.

The auction I won stated worsted weight. I hope that's what it is. If it turns out to be fingering, it will be okay I guess...It would make a beautiful pair of socks! :thumbsup:
I hate to hear that your yarn falls apart :( Have you tried knitting with it yet?

Andrea
03-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Bring Napoleon back!
<--------------Here ya go! ;)

:roflhard: I do admit, it wasn't the same without him!!

Danielle
03-20-2006, 01:53 PM
My yarn arrived today! It is beautiful! The auction stated worsted weight, but the gauge on the label looks like fingering weight to me - 7 - 8 stitches = 1" on size 1 - 3 needles. :( I was hoping to make a felted purse with it, but I guess I can double (maybe even triple?) the yarn and still make a purse. I'm going to knit up a swatch tonight, and I'll post a pic of it later. Here's some pics for now:

knitstress_tygher
03-20-2006, 01:56 PM
Wow! That is some beautiful yarn!

Jenelle
03-20-2006, 02:16 PM
BEAUTIFUL colors!!! :inlove:

carollovesyarn
03-20-2006, 02:30 PM
Yay! :cheering: I love the marled look! Funny it doesn't look like fingering yarn. I can't wait to hear your review of it!

jodstr2
03-20-2006, 03:00 PM
:inlove: VERY nice!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :inlove:

Andrea
03-20-2006, 08:47 PM
Very pretty! And how cute is your snowman bed?? :D

Danielle
03-20-2006, 10:04 PM
I got a swatch knitted up tonight...I think it was the first swatch I've ever knitted! :shock: :oops:

Okay, here's my review. It is a fairly soft yarn, it feels very similar to WOTA. I think the yarn could have been spun a little tighter, but overall it is pretty easy to knit with. On a scale of 10, I'd give this yarn an 8. I would probably buy this yarn again. :thumbsup:
I knitted the swatch on size 5 needles, and came out with a gauge of 5 sts/1" (if I measured it correctly). Here's what it looks like. I think I will try felting this swatch and see how it turns out...

carollovesyarn
03-20-2006, 10:19 PM
Gosh! That looks great! So glad to hear it's not really fingering. I don't think you'd want that swatch knit any more tightly!

Thanks for posting your results. They're really informative.

Carol

Danielle
03-20-2006, 10:25 PM
I want to make the Sophie purse with this yarn. It calls for cascade 220 (worsted) on size 10 1/2 needles. Would doubling this yarn work, or should it be tripled??

carollovesyarn
03-20-2006, 10:34 PM
I want to make the Sophie purse with this yarn. It calls for cascade 220 (worsted) on size 10 1/2 needles. Would doubling this yarn work, or should it be tripled??
Since the normal C220 gauge is 4.5s - #8 / 5s - #7, I think I'd be tempted to follow the directions for Sophie as is and just substitute this yarn directly. But knowing me, I'd be anal and felt a test swatch just to be sure.

Danielle
03-20-2006, 10:39 PM
I may just experiment with different needle sizes and double the ebay yarn and see what happens....I really *hate* making swatches, but since I'm not positive on what to do, I guess I had better. :rollseyes: :rofling:

carollovesyarn
03-20-2006, 10:45 PM
Have you felted before? If you don't leave enough space between the sts, they don't have room to shrink. That's why I'd be cautious about doubling it. But then again you did get that gauge (5 sts/in) using smaller needles than C220 calls for, so who knows.

Danielle
03-20-2006, 11:12 PM
Yes, I've felted before. I just didn't know if I used size 10 1/2 needles if the sts would be too loose for just one strand...

carollovesyarn
03-21-2006, 03:29 AM
Well, the fuzzy feet I've done were knit using a single strand on US 10.5's. I've used Elann's Peruvian Coll. Highland (worsted wt) and C220 and I think they turned out fine. Hard to say with your new yarn since you got 5 sts on US 5s as opposed to US 7.

I think the marled colorway will look great felted. Now you have me really wanting this yarn, but I'm on a strict yarn diet (and I'm doing pretty good!). I just have to tell myself that it'll be there when I'm ready to buy yarn again.

Andrea
03-21-2006, 05:35 AM
:inlove: Those colors look even more gorgeous when knitted!!!!!

KellyK
03-21-2006, 08:37 AM
Sophie is VERY easy to translate into more sts for a smaller gauge....the decreases happen at the corners no matter how many you CO, so if you wanted to swatch that yarn single, on say, 9's, I bet you'd be safe.

kemp
07-03-2006, 06:08 PM
Very pretty! I couldn't tell from your picture witht the labels...what brand is the yarn?

AlanCrawford
07-04-2006, 01:31 AM
I bought it on Ebay (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=886971540&n=2) :roflhard: