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metalsgirl
03-18-2006, 08:54 PM
I got a great deal on some yarn on ebay, but I made the purchase without a real plan for how to use the yarn. The yarn has been discontinued so there are no new patterns written specifically for it. Here are the details:

Reynolds Contessa
50% lambswool, 30% angora, 20% nylon
14 sts and 20 rows = 4" in St st on #10 needle

I really wanted to make a sweater for me with this yarn, but I'm having trouble finding a pattern... I'd appreciate any suggestions, or general thoughts on what yarns this yarn could sub for....

Thanks,
Becky

knitqueen
03-18-2006, 08:59 PM
If you're into buying books, or if you are able to borrow from a library, you should check out "The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits", there are lots of different women's pullover and cardigan style sweaters that are all written for bulky/chunky yarns.

Julie
03-18-2006, 09:01 PM
:roflhard: That's exactly what I was going to say!

metalsgirl
03-18-2006, 09:10 PM
Guess I'll have to add that one to my library reserve list:)

gardenmommy
03-18-2006, 09:47 PM
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTbanff.html

This one is really close in gauge too.

Shandeh
03-23-2006, 12:32 AM
Here's an easy cardigan:
http://spincraftpatterns.com/product_info.php?cPath=53&products_id=229

Here's a Raglan generator:
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

Cable & Rib Cardigan for purchase:
http://www.vermontfiberdesigns.com/patterns/women/129.php

Aran Cable Sweater
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-cablesweater.html

Bulky Tunic
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/827.html

Raglan Pullover
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwec-raglanPullover.html

Shawl Collar Cardigan
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/1318.html

Top Down Cardigan
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/1194.html

Easy Raglan
http://www.yarnfwd.com/chunkysweater.html