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skNYC
10-30-2006, 12:09 AM
I got this Rowan big tuff and it's 97% merino wool, 3% nylon, very light. I was thinking about making a poncho but it feels so light that I am afraid it will not drape well.

What do you all think? Should I or should I not use this yarn?

skNYC
10-30-2006, 08:01 AM
nobody? :waah:

janelanespaintbrush
10-30-2006, 08:09 AM
nobody? :waah:

:shrug: My guess is that no one's familiar with the yarn. Maybe you could find some patterns that were made for it and see what sort of things it works well for.

gardenmommy
10-30-2006, 11:28 AM
http://www.yarnmarket.com/projects/Shawls_Stoles_Wraps-Beau_Mini-Capelet-303.html

This is a minicaplet (alas not a free pattern) that uses Big Tuft, but might give you ideas of what else you could do with it.

How many balls did you buy?

Calamintha
10-30-2006, 03:27 PM
Using larger needles than the label specifies for the yarn will give you better drape.

Marie-Louise
10-30-2006, 03:55 PM
That yarn looks yummie!!!
As long as it isn't knit too tight it wil drape nicely. Why not make a swatch to feel and see how it knits up.

skNYC
10-30-2006, 09:56 PM
Thanks all for the advises. I think I will use a large neede to create the draping effect. I bought this yarn from WEBS's supreme grab bag. There are 10 balls in a bag. This is the only decent yarn in the grab bag.