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pixiepurls
08-02-2006, 07:01 PM
http://www.glampyre.com/blog/archive/001503.php

http://pixiepurls.com/archives/sdgpkpatt-thumb.jpg


I got the pattern, I want to knit it so bad but I need to find a good yarn sub! The yarn to make the small would cost $170 if you used the tilli tomas stuff lol.

Amber
08-02-2006, 07:20 PM
That's such a pretty sweater!

As far as the yarn sub goes, have you tried yarndex? (http://www.yarndex.com/home.cfm

knitaddict
08-02-2006, 07:28 PM
I *love* the rust one. No yarn sub. suggestions, though. But I've bookmarked that page for me.

beckyrhae
08-02-2006, 07:39 PM
I'm going to knit this as well. I want to make the green one for my daughter. They are getting the pattern in at my LYS and once it gets here we are going to look for yarn. I've been eyeballing this pattern for a couple of months, I'm so glad its finally out!

pixiepurls
08-02-2006, 07:47 PM
I was thinking Dale Svale, but its a bit heavy... or hempathy...

Hildegard_von_Knittin
08-02-2006, 07:56 PM
WOW :inlove: I love it! AND it has larger sizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angelia
08-02-2006, 09:49 PM
OH. MY. GOD.

That is stunning! I'm in...WOW!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

VickiIL
08-02-2006, 10:03 PM
I LOVE that pattern!!!! :inlove: It is fabulous.

aylaanne
08-03-2006, 12:28 AM
Oh I love it!

catownedanna
08-03-2006, 01:45 AM
WOW!!! That design is simply stunning! :heart:

I'll put it on my to-do-list and try and figure out what to do about that yarn price... 'Cause naturally I've fallen in love with the yarn too. By just looking at pictures... Hmmm...

tab
08-03-2006, 01:59 AM
Ooh, very pretty! I think I might knit this, once I have my to-do list shortened a bit. Since it says any worsted weight yarn will do, I figure I'll have a hard time narrowing down my selection rather than finding a suitable yarn. :XX:

javede
08-03-2006, 02:24 AM
I've already fallen in love with that pattern too!
Of course I would have to substitute yarn...170$ :shock:

There's a discussion about it on craftster here (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=105238.0) and on page 10 someone said that there are hints in the pattern as to what gauge the sub should be. I only read the first and last page, so there might be more hints and I think some knitters have already started knitting!

AmandaC
08-03-2006, 04:51 AM
Love it too!! :cheering:

It's on my list....

AmandaC
08-03-2006, 07:44 AM
Ok- I've got the pattern ... now I need to find some yarn!

Angelia
08-03-2006, 08:53 AM
I'm with you, Tab! Sooo many wonderful choices in worsted weight!

Friskums
08-03-2006, 11:12 AM
I'm so in on this after I finish my Lucky. This pattern is gorgeous! :inlove: :inlove:

Friskums
08-04-2006, 06:00 PM
Just in case anyone didn't know, there is an error in the lace pattern.

Pattern correction at the bottom (http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=19)

Eloewien
08-07-2006, 09:48 AM
Wow- I have yet to make a sweater- I have been worried about making it fit, but I absolutely love this. I'm thinking I'm going to have to wait a few weeks- I'm pretty much broke right now as we just got a couch, loveseat and new bed. Hopefully soon though! My husband doesn't particularly like it, but I love it- he'll live :)

Angelia
08-09-2006, 06:22 PM
I got my yarn today!!! Andean Silk Leaf. It is dreamy soft. :inlove: I won't cast on until next week, though.

Thanks for the heads-up re the correction, Friskums! :heart:

ETA: The yarn announcement is more fun if it includes porn, right? :doh:

Andrea
08-09-2006, 09:35 PM
:thud:

Nice! And nice DPNs to add to the collection! :cheering:

Hey, what about Berroco Softwist?? (http://www.berroco.com/yarns/softwist.html). It's 5 sts=1". I have a buttload of that for the Hourglass sweater, but I could redirect? :shrug:

Angelia
08-09-2006, 10:15 PM
:thud:

Nice! And nice DPNs to add to the collection! :cheering:

Yes!!! :heart: :heart:

Hey, what about Berroco Softwist?? (http://www.berroco.com/yarns/softwist.html). It's 5 sts=1". I have a buttload of that for the Hourglass sweater, but I could redirect? :shrug:

It's the same yarn weight--go for it! What color?

Andrea
08-09-2006, 10:30 PM
greeeeeeeeeen :heart:

Angelia
08-09-2006, 10:38 PM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Wow, so you, Amanda, and I are all using green? Kewl!!

allegra918
08-09-2006, 11:28 PM
Andrea, that green is GORGEOUS!! it will make a beautiful glampyre!!!

Andrea
08-10-2006, 09:28 AM
:blooby: :blooby: :blooby:
That makes me happy!!!

photogirl72
08-10-2006, 01:16 PM
Now that I've purchased the pattern, I'm thinking it may be to hard for me. I can't even find where it says how many stitches to cast on. Is it just me or am I being blind and just don't know how to read patterns?

JLC
08-11-2006, 10:02 AM
OK, I'm in. I ordered enough Silk Garden from Webs. I should be able to get guage with it (I hope).

http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/25/3166/

I got the 2nd one from the top - #217. I ordered it either Tuesday or Wednesday. Hopefully it'll ship soon and I'll get it next week! I can't wait!

JLC
08-11-2006, 02:08 PM
Now that I've purchased the pattern, I'm thinking it may be to hard for me. I can't even find where it says how many stitches to cast on. Is it just me or am I being blind and just don't know how to read patterns?

OK, I got the pattern...holy small print. I had to look pretty close to find it. Page 2 left hand column, almost to the bottom. There's a chart for the lace pattern, then right under that is directions for "Yoke" and it tells how many stitches to cast on. Stick with it, and just ask questions when you need to. It's a beautiful pattern. I should be casting on next week. My yarn is shipping today!!!

allegra918
08-11-2006, 04:54 PM
FYI,
I have been doing some price research online of some yarns that I'm interested in buying. You can get Tilli Tomas Rock Star for $35, instead of the $39 or $40 at www.discountyarnsale.com

When I get to this project (sometime this fall) I am going to use Andean Silk and TT Rock Star in black. I plan to wear it (the long sleeve version) for orchestra concerts.
I'll be so cool!!! :hug:

photogirl72
08-11-2006, 06:35 PM
Now that I've purchased the pattern, I'm thinking it may be to hard for me. I can't even find where it says how many stitches to cast on. Is it just me or am I being blind and just don't know how to read patterns?

OK, I got the pattern...holy small print. I had to look pretty close to find it. Page 2 left hand column, almost to the bottom. There's a chart for the lace pattern, then right under that is directions for "Yoke" and it tells how many stitches to cast on. Stick with it, and just ask questions when you need to. It's a beautiful pattern. I should be casting on next week. My yarn is shipping today!!!

OMG!!!!!! Thank you, thank you!!!!!!! I just couldn't find it to save my life. And yes, the print is way to small!!!!!

Eloewien
08-17-2006, 12:43 AM
How do you think Knitpicks shine would do for this pattern? I want to try this pattern once I'm done with my two major WIP's (an afghan and a sweater) but I want to make sure I choose a yarn that will do well. I wasn't sure how the cotton blend would work with this pattern- any thoughts?

--Laura

JLC
08-17-2006, 08:14 AM
I haven't used Shine, so I can't be any help there, sorry.

I casted on for this on Monday and I'm about halfway to dividing for the sleeves. I hate to purl, so it's going pretty slow. I think once I get to start knitting in the round, it'll go a lot faster.

Has anyone else started yet?

beckyrhae
08-17-2006, 10:21 AM
I just got the pattern the other day and now I'm trying to find a yarn I want to use.

I'm making the long sleeved version for my daughter.

pixiepurls
08-17-2006, 10:26 PM
I wanted to let ya'll know we have a KAL website set up for this, and there is nearly 30 members who have joined this week!

http://simpleknittedbodice.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to join in on the fun!

Rhyannon1970
08-18-2006, 09:52 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: Got My Pattern :heart: :heart: :heart:

Now what to make the sweater with :?? What has everyone else used, talks about drape, etc...just wondering how it's going out there...

Ohhhhhhhh :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
So Excited,
Rhy

Kirochka
08-19-2006, 09:44 AM
I gave up resisting and just bought the pattern! I can't get the yarn for it yet - I have so many projects waiting to be started... but it's so gorgeous, I couldn't resist any longer... :inlove:

Andrea
08-20-2006, 09:34 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Karen!!!

want2knit
08-21-2006, 12:48 AM
greeeeeeeeeen :heart:

Now that there is some serious yarn porn!! Ooooh, I LOVE green!

Eloewien
08-21-2006, 10:04 AM
Argh- I'm stuck on my yarn decision. I really want something easily washable so I can wear it lots... so I'm leaning toward knitpicks shine. But at the same time there is an absolutely wonderful color in the Knitpicks Shamrock line that reminds me of flames-- I can't think of the name this morning- (that's what I get for knitting until 2am...) but it's just an amazing color. However, it's wool, so it would have to be handwashed. I already am used to adding beads to my work, so I"m just thinking of doing bedwork on the neckline to accent it a little. I guess that would just make it hand wash anyway...

Decisions....

--Laura

JLC
08-21-2006, 01:50 PM
I am in the middle of the lace section of the body. Once I finish that, I'm going to put it on a holder, and I'm going to do the sleeves and neck, to see how much yarn I have left. I may make it a bit longer, but I need to make sure I won't run out of yarn. I'll try to take a pic later and post it.

Rhyannon1970
08-22-2006, 11:22 AM
I'm actually thinking about staying with green as well, since my eyes are green...but still not sure about my yarn choice...hmmmmm :??

I'll post a pic once i decide & find the time to start..hehe.

Rhy xxx

AmandaC
09-01-2006, 10:13 AM
Ok - I've tried swatching for this and now I'm stuck!!!

I can get 20st for 4 inches (size 8 for me) - the rows aren't right tho. But I cannot get 28st for 4 inches... my Denises are too big (size 5 didn't do it! ) so I will have to find some smaller circs to do this on... :pout:

I will let you know how I get on .... I wanted to start this but now I can't!!! :grrr: well I could cos I start with the bigger needles anyway!

pixiepurls
09-01-2006, 01:00 PM
I don't worry about row height on my swatches, you can look at the pattern and figure out how much farther or less to go without switching needle size, if your gauge is spot on for spi, that's more important. IMHO anyway!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-01-2006, 10:29 PM
Laura, have you bought your yarn yet? I've used knitpicks shine and it's GREAT-- fabulously soft and smooth-- but the worsted weight is REEEEEEEEEALLY heavy. I don't know if I would use it for this pattern. The sport weight might be better, but I don't know if it would work up to that gauge. Just my opinion!


Re: row gauge.... I don't worry about row gauge either unless it's WAAAAAAAAAAAAY off. You can always knit more or less rows to get the right # of inches.

Eloewien
09-02-2006, 12:53 AM
I'm too broke to order it right now :) have to wait one or more paychecks to have the $$

Kirochka
09-05-2006, 05:55 PM
As I've posted elsewhere, I got Mmmmmalabrigo in Garnet (http://www.uncommonthreads-pa.com/images/MER042%20Garnet.jpg) at Chix this past Saturday for the Glampyre sweater (long sleeves). Can't CO yet because I'm determined to finish the sweater for DH I'm working on first... but I keep ogling the Mmmm....

AnreeAce
09-05-2006, 06:07 PM
I've got the yarn for this, 1400 yds of Berroco Softwist in Black I got from KK. I ordered the pattern, but as of this morning my credit card hasn't been charged yet, so I couldn't download it yet.

I won't be starting it right away either, because I really need to finish seaming the last sweater I knitted, but I can't wait!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-06-2006, 07:23 PM
grrrr i want to make this soooooooooooooooo bad! I have too many projects on the to-knit list! :pout:

Talula Fairie
09-14-2006, 01:24 AM
I may consider this pattern at a later date...but um, it looks kind of difficult? Think a beginner knitter can do it? I'm thinking not.

I wish they'd at least list the skills needed to make the thing before I buy the pattern.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-14-2006, 02:23 PM
PM Angelia ..... she has the pattern, and she'll be able to tell you. I'm thinking if you can CO, knit, purl, BO, you'll be fine.... the other stitch patterns (like k2tog, ssk, or whatevre it calls for) even if you don't know how to do them, the pattern will explain AND you get to practice your new skill at the same time.

IMHO, pattern "ratings" are way too subjective. Just because a person has been knitting for a long time doesn't mean they are a beginner.... and a person who has been knitting for 30 years isn't necessarly advancd, either. It all depends on #1 your ability to read directions and #2 your tenacity in applying and practicing those skills.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!

Talula Fairie
09-14-2006, 05:01 PM
OK!! I am going to buy the pattern tomorrow. Don't know about buying the yarn for it though...I'm thinking of looking for a similar weight cotton yarn. I am not on a silk budget. HAHAHA. If I get really fancy I may even buy myself some sequins and put 'em on mehself.

I can, indeed, k, p, co, bo, and I can EVEN k2tog. Though I don't know what ssk is, I can probably do it (ya?). So count me in on the knit-a-long. When are we startin' ?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-14-2006, 07:01 PM
You CAN do a SSK! Slip as if to knit, slip as if to knit, then insert your LH needle into the front of those 2 slipped stitches on the RH needle, and knit them together from that position. Amy's video is the top right on this page (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/decrease.php)

:yay:

Talula Fairie
09-14-2006, 07:08 PM
oh ok! yea, i can do that. i think i HAVE done it actually. haha.

Eloewien
09-15-2006, 10:50 AM
Since I'm away from home (middle of nowhere) and in a metro area (Denver) I will be exploring the selection of LYS tomorrow to find my yarn. I was given a gift of $150 last week, and I hope to use it to buy yarn for this sweater as well as for http://www.anniemodesitt.com/patterns/#Corset

Probably not silk, as I'm not a big fan of the care silk requires, but I'm sure I'll find something. I even packed my yarn winder so I can ball all my yarn and get started this weekend :)

Laura

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-15-2006, 11:04 AM
Lucky YOU Laura!!!!!! :yay:

Talula Fairie
09-15-2006, 11:58 AM
that's awesome. post and let us know whatcha got. I'm going to the LYS today! *dances*

Eloewien
09-15-2006, 12:45 PM
I have a digital camera-- I'll post pictures :)

Eloewien
09-15-2006, 10:25 PM
I got my yarn!!!!!!!! I'll take pics in the morning when I have a swatch done... but I got Nature wool color 46. It is a stunning teal. I also picked up some yarn for another project-- Super Tajmahal in forest green. Yummy! I'll have pictures tomorrow. I also splurged on addis-- wow! I know understand why everyone loves 'em!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-15-2006, 11:32 PM
:happydance: :cheering:

Talula Fairie
09-15-2006, 11:34 PM
Addis are hot. I was going to buy addis and crystal palace dpns for this project...until I realized how much it would cost me :O I can't afford it. I could buy an entire set of knitpicks interchangeables for that cost! Of course, then I'd have to learn magic loop *stab*

JLC
09-17-2006, 10:52 AM
It's finished!! It's a bit bigger than I wanted. I'm almost tempted to frog it and knit it in the smallest size. What do you think?

Friskums
09-17-2006, 01:21 PM
Congrats!

I think if you don't enjoy it as much as you'd like or don't think you'd wear it as much because of it, then I say frog and re-do it.

I know it's almost painful to do such a thing, but I did with one of my cardigans and I didn't regret it at all since I wear it more than I would have before.

If you don't mind it how it is, then wear it happily and proudly. ^_^

I think the sleeves look perfect, but my personal taste likes a closer fitting bodice. I know not everyone does though.

It does look great on you!


I just swatched for mine today. I'm using SWTC's Phoenix in the chocolate colorway and it looks soooooo good. And feels wonderful too. I can't wait to get started. :happydance: :happydance: (gotta get Lucky's stupid sleeves done. :wall: )

Talula Fairie
09-17-2006, 05:50 PM
It is beyoutiful! Great job.

I know frogging is PAINFUL, but if you don't like the size, I say frog it. I don't know about you, but if I knit something and there's something off about it, I hone in on the mistake and it's all I see....and it always bothers me then I end up never wearing the item.

FWIW, I think the sweater looks nice on you.

I haven't purchased my supplies for the sweater yet....I'm unsure what to do since the cost of all those needles is equivalent to buying a set of interchangeables...

Eloewien
09-25-2006, 09:39 PM
I've already frogged twice because I kept messing up the count... Here is a sample showing the color-- I know it's out of focus, but you get the idea...


Laura

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-25-2006, 11:02 PM
JLC, I think it's great, but if you think it's too big, I agree, frog and re-do.... Or find a largersized person to give it to.

Love that blue color, Laura!

JLC
09-26-2006, 06:03 AM
Thanks. I think I will frog it (at some point). I just love the pattern, and I love the yarn, but I'm not loving the pattern with that yarn. I was thinking I'd use a lighter weight yarn. It's just kind of bulky. :shrug:

beckyrhae
11-03-2006, 05:57 PM
I said I would join in on this, but I didnt actually cast on until last week. I had a hard time choosing a yarn substitute. I splurged and got the Tilli Tomas Rock Star, but I chose King Extra instead of Pure and Simple.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-03-2006, 08:12 PM
very nice Becky!

Andrea
11-03-2006, 08:50 PM
I'm still planning on jumping in on this at some point. I was going to do my Berroco Softwist yarn, but I'm thinking of doing the Tilli Tomas yarn instead because I'm hoping to ask and receive it for Christmas :teehee:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-05-2006, 10:58 PM
karen, I might use the mmmmm i got in garnet the same time you did for this sweater too, instead of that other one I was going to make What are you going to use in place o the sparkly stuff?

Eloewien
11-06-2006, 12:14 AM
I just left off the sparkly... I'm debating adding some beads in after the fact, but I like it the way it is :)

Kirochka
11-06-2006, 09:51 AM
Yeah, I think I'll be leaving off the sparkly bits too... but I'm not sure yet - haven't thought about what I might be able to do there. I've never worked with sparkly bits before! I do think it will be my next project after I finish the Eternal Sweater for DH, though!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
11-06-2006, 02:31 PM
part of me wonders if it would be worth it to string beads on the mmmm.... part of me thinks that's a PITA... and I don't want beads to overpower the whole sweater, or have a big flashy beady band across my chubby; beads that are big enough to go on the mmm might do all of those things I don't want it to do. KWIM?

Eloewien
11-06-2006, 04:34 PM
I couldn't find any beads that would easily string on the Nature Wool I was using. I've thought about sewing some seed beads into it, which would be subtle, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I've started another project and rather like the way the sweater came out without it!

beckyrhae
01-02-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm still working on this sweater, I'm finished with the body and I'm working on the sleeves as we speak. Shouldnt be too much longer before I have a finished piece!

jolenel
01-03-2007, 07:18 PM
Becky, your sweater is gorgeous!

I downloaded this pattern today & have started the agonizing debate of what yarn to use. The yarns I'm considering right now are:

-Valley Yarns Superwash: 100% superwash merino, so it's convenient...but how soft is it?
-KP Andean Silk: silk/wool/alpaca...will this drape well?
-Malabrigo: hmm...

I haven't used the Valley Yarns Superwash and the Malabrigo before. Does anyone have experience with Valley Yarns? At least I have a while to decide since it'll be a while before I start it. There are a couple WIPs I definitely want to finish first. :teehee:

Friskums
01-05-2007, 04:34 PM
[X-posted on Craftster.]

I started this sweater on Dec 23rd on my way up to visit my family for a week. Made excellent progress on it while I was up there, and I might even have been able to finish it if I hadn't run out of yarn.

Anyway, I had more pictures, but somehow managed to delete them in the process of uploading them. So, I just have one kind of blurry one left. Oh well.
Here's the pic. (http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/skbfront.jpg)
The yarn is SWTC's Pheonix in Chocolate. 100% soysilk. It's f*n glorious! And sturdy! I've never felt such a sturdy feeling yarn. I'm really enjoying working with it.

Making the XS and it's a tiny bit more loose than I was planning on, but I think when it's all done I'm not going to mind/notice.
Obviously, I opted to skip the purl ridges. I also knit a few even rounds between the lace and the neckline. I didn't want the lace over half of my boobs.

Not quite sure what I'm doing on the hem now though. I was thinking some seed stitch, but I dunno. Or, a row or two of purl and then some ribbing, so the ribbing would flip under the shirt and stay there for a nice flat edge. I don't want a rolled edge though.
Any suggestions? I'll probably be looking through the thread to see what others have done.

five_six
01-06-2007, 09:23 AM
I can't seem to view the pic :verysad:

There is an error with the url...

Friskums
01-06-2007, 10:34 AM
Oops. Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed!

five_six
01-06-2007, 11:31 AM
ooohhh... that is super cute... yet another thing to add to my long, long, long, long, list...

I hope they let you knit in heaven, cause i think that list will be accompanying me one day, if i ever plan on getting to the end of it :teehee:

Kirochka
01-12-2007, 03:01 PM
Finally cast this on last night - I only did the cast-on and placement of markers, but it's a start...! :shrug: (I'm making it in Malabrigo (http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/yarn/worsted.html)in garnet.)

(Um... anyone notice a total lack of reference to swatching...? :shifty: I suppose I may live to regret my laziness...)

jolenel
01-12-2007, 06:08 PM
I'm still considering yarn & might end up ordering a cotton blend for this, even though I don't like working with cotton. But it's a little too warm here to wear wool a good part of the year. :oo:

Friskums
01-12-2007, 06:45 PM
I finished the body.

I can't post the pic for some reason, so here's a link (http://picasaweb.google.com/friskums/Desktop/photo#5017858985429486114).

The next one is a closeup of the lace section.


In the upper middle, there's a little picture of my side modification. I really like how it turned out. :happydance:

Friskums
01-12-2007, 11:36 PM
I'm still considering yarn & might end up ordering a cotton blend for this, even though I don't like working with cotton. But it's a little too warm here to wear wool a good part of the year. :oo:
The soysilk I'm using is really really nice. I hate working with cotton, so I totally feel you there.

Really enjoying the soysilk (http://soysilk.com/Yarns/yarn.html). (Oasis and Phoenix are the soysilk ones. The bamboo would be nice too.) :thumbsup:

Jeep_Girl
01-13-2007, 12:50 AM
Ohhhh that looks nice!!!

Kirochka
01-13-2007, 11:13 AM
Gorgeous, Friskums! Gives me something to aim for!

(If this comes out well [ETA: the version I'm trying in wool], soysilk sounds like a great warm weather option... on the other hand, not any time soon, given the number of projects waiting on line to be done...)

Kirochka
01-16-2007, 03:25 PM
And we're off...

(Not very far, but I like the way the Malabrigo is knitting up - closeup to show coloring...)

(P.S. Have I mentioned I hate purling...?)

Friskums
01-16-2007, 06:25 PM
Oooooh, puuuuuuuurdy. :heart:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-16-2007, 08:44 PM
:inlove: friskums and Karen!!!!

Kirochka
01-18-2007, 12:28 PM
:pout: Progress has stopped. Actually, progress has reversed! I got distracted (details in my blog) and accidentally reversed direction and tried to unknit and then it all went pear-shaped, as an Australian friend of mine would say. So I'm having to put it aside and ignore it until I can get someone to help me in person... :verysad: I've been encouraged NOT to rip the whole thing, and I'm trying to listen to those wiser voices. It would be painful to rip all those farging purled rows!

With any luck, I'll be able to come back to it sooner rather than later...

mwedzi
01-19-2007, 02:11 PM
How do you think Knitpicks shine would do for this pattern? I want to try this pattern once I'm done with my two major WIP's (an afghan and a sweater) but I want to make sure I choose a yarn that will do well. I wasn't sure how the cotton blend would work with this pattern- any thoughts?

--Laura

I've used shine and it's nice looking, but as with all cotton and cotton blend yarns, it's heavy. i was reading how someone used it for a sweater and it was heavy and then stretched.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-19-2007, 11:26 PM
poor Karen!!! :pout:

I agree... Shine is nice, but I wouldn't use it for this project.

Eloewien
01-20-2007, 02:13 PM
I ended up using Arucania nature wool :) so it's all good

hunterjenn
01-21-2007, 12:58 AM
:( I started mine in a cotton/angora blend, and I'm HATING it. The cotton's drape just isn't right. How are you all liking using wool? Seems like it would have better elasticity and drape.

jolenel
01-22-2007, 05:02 PM
I'm waffling yet again on yarn selection. Cotton might be a no-go after what I've heard people say & based on my own dislike of knitting with cotton...I still owe my mother the cardigan of a cotton twinset, so any more cotton might make me go mad! :wall: (The twinset was supposed to be a Christmas present. Um, I gave her the tank top before Christmas...)

I ended up using Arucania nature wool :) so it's all good

How is that Araucania working for you? Some of those colors look pretty nice! :inlove:

jolenel
01-22-2007, 05:05 PM
And Soysilk looks nice too. Argh. I feel that I should just impulse-buy one of these yarns, but I'm reeaally close to finishing the Arisaig I'm working on, and I'd like to do that before starting on this. If I buy anything, I know I won't be able to help myself!

Friskums
01-22-2007, 06:11 PM
The soysilk was perfect for this, I think. It's got the right amount of drape, knits up nicely and has pretty colors. Not as pretty as some wools out there, but nothing to scoff at either. ;)

I love it. I can't wait to finish it. :heart: :heart:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-28-2007, 10:16 PM
Hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllp!!! !!!!!!

I lost my pattern!!! And I can't get to the website for some reason :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah:

Friskums
01-28-2007, 11:07 PM
What's your email address?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-28-2007, 11:34 PM
hildie at knittinghelp dot com


:muah: :muah: :muah: :muah: :muah: :muah: :muah: :muah: :muah:

Friskums
01-28-2007, 11:49 PM
Gotcha. :thumbsup:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
01-29-2007, 12:05 AM
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!!!!!! :aww:

Friskums
01-29-2007, 01:31 AM
:muah: :muah: :muah:

aprildavis99
02-08-2007, 05:09 AM
I just noticed this. I love it. Is this a free pattern somewhere? I can't get on the website posted. Or do I need to order it?

Friskums
02-08-2007, 12:03 PM
You have to buy it. Here (http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-026) is the direct link to buy the pattern.


Forgot I never posted here that I finished mine!
Finished on Sunday about 20 minutes before my knitting meetup.

http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/skb-done.jpg
http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/skb-backdone.jpg

:heart: :heart: :heart: the way it came out.

jolenel
02-08-2007, 12:59 PM
That's gorgeous! :inlove: Congrats on finishing it.

Andrea
02-08-2007, 01:26 PM
It's gorgeous, Friskums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Congratulations! :happydance:

Jeep_Girl
02-08-2007, 05:14 PM
That is so pretty and it fits perfect~!

Friskums
02-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks ladies. :muah:

The yarn works perfectly for this top.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-08-2007, 07:38 PM
Friskums, it is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :inlove: Congrats to you!!!

aprildavis99
02-08-2007, 11:24 PM
Yes! It's gorgeous. And thanks for posting where to get the pattern. I just downloaded it. Yay me! :muah:

Friskums
02-09-2007, 12:32 AM
Enjoy! It's a lovely pattern and a nice easy knit. :thumbsup:

thischicknits
02-09-2007, 12:42 AM
That looks FAB!! Congrats!

Kirochka
02-09-2007, 10:10 AM
Congratulations, Friskums! You're inspiring me to frog my messed-up start and begin again! (It's an easy knit if you pay attention... :oops: )

Friskums
02-09-2007, 03:50 PM
:oops: :muah: :teehee: