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cookworm
11-26-2006, 08:28 PM
It's the first time I've been a knitter in a LYS and a yarn "called" to me. I've heard others on this forum talk about it, but never had it happen until yesterday. I saw this (http://yarnlady.com/yarndescriptions/mangomoon/mangomoon.htm) yarn, and I HAVE to have it--what can I do with it? :inlove: I'd be willing to buy another hank or two to keep it company if a project required it. :twisted:

How is 100% silk to knit with?

thischicknits
11-26-2006, 08:41 PM
I've used this yarn to make a bag and to accent a sweater - it was a bit rough to be used on its own. Your choice is REALLY BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on the find!

cookworm
11-26-2006, 09:00 PM
it was a bit rough to be used on its own.

chick, the LYS recommended that you carry "Springy Capelli" (http://www.mangomoonyarns.com/Yarns/yarns_springy.htm), a 68% acrylic, 28% nylon, 4% spandex yarn along with this yarn so the finished product has some stretch to it. Would carrying this other synthetic yarn make knitting the silk yarn a bit easier do you think? I'm thinking that 100% silk must be slippery. :shrug: