View Full Version : Dear Knitting Godesses--What Does This Yarn Want To Be?

01-27-2007, 10:39 AM
Help me out here....
10 skeins of worsted weight Galway Wool in a light pea-greenish color (which actually suits me nicely, so this is gonna be for ME!). It's fairly soft but might be a touch scratchy directly on my skin. And there's plenty of it-- ~2000 yards.

So what should I make? Does anyone speak "yarn"? What is it telling me it wants to be?


01-27-2007, 10:41 AM
This (http://www.magknits.com/Oct05/patterns/holly.htm) comes to mind...

01-27-2007, 10:54 AM
What does it want to be? Besides MINE? :teehee:

I bet something cabled would look wonderful and you could wear a shirt under it for the wooliness of it.

01-27-2007, 11:03 AM
OOooh, pretty!

Cabled hoodie?

01-27-2007, 11:23 AM
How 'bout this?

Cable Down Raglan (http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/preview/2007_spring.asp)

I'm thinking of doing it in some lovely sapphire blue cascade 220 I got from Little Knits.

I can't wait til the IK spring issue comes out to get the pattern!

This is my second choice:

Sunrise Circle Jacket (http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/pdf_files/Sunrise_Circle_Jacket.pdf)


01-27-2007, 11:25 AM
Such a pretty color! Cables would look beautiful in it! The Central Park Hoodie from Interweave Knits Fall 06 would look pretty in that (there is a KAL thread for this too).

01-27-2007, 11:36 AM
I like Kepler! :heart:

HERE (http://fathomharvill.typepad.com/fathom/2005/08/free_pattern_ke.html)

01-27-2007, 01:18 PM
Thank you for such good suggestions!
I agree with you all...this is begging for cablework. :hug:

01-27-2007, 01:53 PM
OOooooOOOOO Kepler!! It would great with that color!
Good luck whatever you decide. Galway is nice stuff.

Jan in CA
01-27-2007, 01:57 PM
I'm not normally a fan of green, but that is gorgeous! If it's a little scratchy I'd say it wants to be a sweater of some kind! Maybe a cabled cardigan?

01-27-2007, 02:03 PM
mmmm....maybe a cardi. I've got the big boobies--so cablework down a center panel or boatneck style stuff tends to make me look, um...well, it doesn't minimize anything! Heh. Plus I always get hot, so I like my sleeves pushed up and open space for air.

01-27-2007, 08:22 PM
Not really a goddess, but I'd make that into a mistake rib jacket.

01-27-2007, 08:22 PM
Not really a goddess, but I'd make that into a mistake rib jacket.

01-27-2007, 08:23 PM
Not really a goddess, but I'd make that into a mistake rib jacket. I made one for me using the www.KnittingFool.com calculator. Had to modify it to get the buttons on the right side, though, you wouldn't.

01-28-2007, 01:29 AM
Maybe a poncho~ Put a comfy tee underneath and knit a poncho. Knitty Gritty showed on one episode that you could turn the off shoulder poncho so it could be a Vneck (~ too minimize the bobbies~)) :eyebrow: :eyebrow: I don't have a pattern link but thats my two cents worth~! :roflhard:

01-28-2007, 02:02 PM
http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/shop/rogue/detail.php This is one you have to pay for, but I love the pattern