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gardenmommy
05-21-2006, 09:45 AM
Has anyone tried it? Easy to work with? Pilly at all? Would it be too warm for a Cozy for a Floridian? Although they don't exactly have the neutral color I'd want, but cream would be close enough I guess. It certainly would be in my budget more than the original Reynolds Mandalay it calls for. I've been looking for other 100% silks, but none are in my budget.

Julie
05-21-2006, 09:47 AM
I thought it was woooonderful to work with, but I couldn't tell you if it pills, because I gave away the thing I knit with it. :D

gardenmommy
05-21-2006, 09:52 AM
Thanks for the input Julie! What did you make with it?

I just saw Webs has a sale on Casade Pima Silk, 85% cotton, 15% silk, verrrrrrry tempted! LOL

CateKnits
05-21-2006, 11:36 AM
I made Tubey from Knitty with it. I've only worn it three or four times, but no pilling yet. It's VERY warm, though.

gardenmommy
05-21-2006, 12:25 PM
Being alpaca, that's what I was afraid of, Cate, so thanks for the info!

I just went with the Pima Silk in Natural, being on sale and all.... y'know how it is. ;)

rebecca
05-21-2006, 12:37 PM
:D Pima Silk sounds just too yummy....I can't wait to see your Cozy :thumbsup:

Julie
05-21-2006, 04:19 PM
mmmmm....pima silk.....

I made a baby sweater with it. I know, bad me, it's not machine washable...but it was so cushy and soft I couldn't resist! :D

JLC
05-21-2006, 04:33 PM
I'm making a tank top using the Cascade Pima Silk and it is fabulous to work with. I was thinking of ordering more from Webs and making a sweater with it.

boyforpele13
05-24-2006, 07:45 PM
kristen, i have started a cozy with it and i just LOVE the yarn, (pics at blog somewhere amongst the mess). no input on pilling, of course, but with the andean silk and size 9s (had to go up to 9 to get gauge) it is lacy even before blocking so *maybe* okay for florida?

boyforpele13
05-24-2006, 07:47 PM
ok, the blog really is a mess, here's a close-up shot to save you the trouble. ;)

http://mysite.verizon.net/boyforpele/AL06/cozy0518-5.JPG

geekgolightly
05-24-2006, 09:34 PM
I made Tubey from Knitty with it. I've only worn it three or four times, but no pilling yet. It's VERY warm, though.

would you mind showing off your tubey? id like to see it in this yarn.

thanks!

CateKnits
05-24-2006, 10:05 PM
Sure! Sorry for anyone who's seen these a million times.

geekgolightly
05-24-2006, 11:16 PM
its gorgeous! i love your color scheme!

i cant wait to start my very first sweater. im doing a halter and a lace scarf first.