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auburnchick
03-30-2007, 12:05 PM
Ok. Here's a yarn I found on the site where I have a gift certificate.

http://www.purlsoho.com/_keepout/products/1109/colors/4206/4206_zoom.jpg

It's Cascade - Quatro. Here's the info about it from the site:

CONTENT: 100% Peruvian Highland wool
WEIGHT: 100 grams
LENGTH: 220 yards
GAUGE: 4.5 - 5 stitches per inch
SUGGESTED NEEDLES: US size 7 to 8

What could I make with it??

SandraEllen
03-30-2007, 12:07 PM
How much did you buy?

auburnchick
03-30-2007, 12:15 PM
How much did you buy?

I haven't purchased it yet. Just looking...it caught my eye.

jeanius80
03-30-2007, 01:10 PM
a pretty, simple tank top... (http://magknits.com/July06/ballet.htm)
http://magknits.com/July06/pics/frontcami.jpg
or a more complex tank (http://www.magknits.com/Apr06/patterns/calla.htm)
http://www.magknits.com/Apr06/pics/calla.jpg

cando
03-30-2007, 01:39 PM
Or you could felt it. Bags, felted clogs, felted hats, coasters, beverage jackets etc.
Personally, I find Cascade 220 and the quatro a little scratchy to wear against my skin but soft enough to work with. So I use it mainly for felting and it does that very well.

auburnchick
03-30-2007, 01:48 PM
Or you could felt it. Bags, felted clogs, felted hats, coasters, beverage jackets etc.
Personally, I find Cascade 220 and the quatro a little scratchy to wear against my skin but soft enough to work with. So I use it mainly for felting and it does that very well.

Now, the clogs sound like a good idea. When felting it, though (regardless of the pattern) do you think:

a) that the color variation would show up good

b) that it would feel okay on the feet (if doing clogs) given your comment about the scratchiness

Thanks!!! :muah:

Wahlee
03-30-2007, 02:44 PM
I've felted the Quattro before, and while the color variations aren't terribly distinct, they create enough of an effect to look different from regular Cascade 220. I rather like the look, myself. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics to share--you'll just have to trust me. :)

aineepooh1
03-30-2007, 03:21 PM
I don't know about yarn preference per se but I am :heart: :heart: tank top #2

:notworthy:

Weebie
03-30-2007, 03:26 PM
What lovely yarn!!

That complex tank is beautiful, but you can never go wrong with clogs!

ChrissyB
03-30-2007, 05:04 PM
Hi. just thought you might like to see some pics of felted quatro. The two pairs on the sides in this pic were quatro. The cascade felts beautifully, and I liked the subtle effect of the quatro. Hope that helps!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b61/Chrissyb2411/IMG_2751.jpg

Arielluria
03-30-2007, 05:43 PM
Did you notice the Rainy Day Socks (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29441) which I posted? That yarn might be perfect for that.

auburnchick
03-30-2007, 08:24 PM
Oh gosh, the clogs are so cute! I may just have to do that! I just love the color of the yarn...

And the socks... :passedout:

I'll probably have to get some yarn just for those! I'll be the envy of everyone. :teehee:

Thanks, y'all! :muah: