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suziehomemaker
08-14-2007, 04:50 PM
Christmas is about 4 months away. Yes, I said 4 months away! This year I am giving my family a wish list of things that I would actually like and I am going to include lots of knitting related stuff!

So - the challenge is that I would like to break out and try new yarns and patterns. I was thinking it would be nice to get yarn and a specific pattern to match. Kind of like a gift set for knitters. I'd like to try to avoid having a delicious hank of yarn just sitting in my stash because I can't find a good pattern for it.

What is a must have yarn in your opinion and what is the perfect pattern to go with it?

For example: You love knitting with Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn and the perfect pattern is Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth (http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html)

redheadrachel
08-14-2007, 05:00 PM
I think any beautiful, delicious, amazing yarn can look great in the Dream Swatch. Also, I know someone who is making a little bit of cashmere yarn into arm cozies, and that seems the perfect way to use such a decadent yarn!

ETA: That's just off the top of my head, but I know I've got to be able to come up with some good ones!!! lol And I'm sure everyone else will, too, so I'll definitely be lurking as well!

Mulderknitter
08-14-2007, 05:12 PM
I am drawing a blank right now, except of course Malabrigo for any kind of scarf, but I will be lurking on this thread for ideas!:yay:

jeanius80
08-14-2007, 06:00 PM
this is what i have already in stash and planned:
i'll be using malabrigo for peekaboo mittens (http://magknits.com/Feb07/patterns/peekaboo.htm)! that way, i get to see and feel the yarn everytime i wear them (my hands get cold when i drive :) )
i am also using plymouth suri alpaca to make a cardi (drive thru sweater (http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2006/11/drive_thru_aka_.html)) for my dd
fleece artist sea wool in amethyst to make rainy day socks (http://magknits.com/Mar07/patterns/rainy.htm)

this is some that i'd like:
araucania natural wool in teal (http://www.littleknits.com/proddetail.php?prod=NatureWool28), enought to make a cardigan
fleece artist nova in ruby red for socks :)
the sweatheart vest from interweave knits (http://www.interweaveknits.com/galleries/bonus/fall2007/schabes.asp), but i think i want to make it in cascade 220 superwash....
HTH
:heart:

stirsmommy
08-14-2007, 06:10 PM
Right now I am looking for the perfect yarn to put on my wish list for the aran aghan you talked about here. I do give my family the list. Some of them follow it like my dd. Others well my seven year old is the rogue. He will go oh mom wants a purse (I be qute specific on things like that) and will go and pick what he likes. I am still carrying the granny purse that won't die that he got me for Christmas. So my list is hit or miss. I did ask for gift certificates to my lys last Mother's day. Loved, loved, loved those from the older two. Youngest ds decided that I was getting purple earrings though!

Lisa Kay
08-14-2007, 11:24 PM
this is what i have already in stash and planned:
i'll be using malabrigo for peekaboo mittens (http://magknits.com/Feb07/patterns/peekaboo.htm)! that way, i get to see and feel the yarn everytime i wear them (my hands get cold when i drive :) )
i am also using plymouth suri alpaca to make a cardi (drive thru sweater (http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2006/11/drive_thru_aka_.html)) for my dd
fleece artist sea wool in amethyst to make rainy day socks (http://magknits.com/Mar07/patterns/rainy.htm)

this is some that i'd like:
araucania natural wool in teal (http://www.littleknits.com/proddetail.php?prod=NatureWool28), enought to make a cardigan
fleece artist nova in ruby red for socks :)
the sweatheart vest from interweave knits (http://www.interweaveknits.com/galleries/bonus/fall2007/schabes.asp), but i think i want to make it in cascade 220 superwash....
HTH
:heart:


Great list! :cheering: Now I need to do those Peekaboo mittens, and the Drive Thru Sweater is awesome!

rebecca
08-16-2007, 11:52 AM
I like unusual, nonwool yarns (love, love wool, too!) and I recently got Amy Singer's No Sheep for You (http://www.knitpicks.com/No+Sheep+for+You_BD30899.html) which has a wealth of info on nonwool yarns and some very gorgeous patterns!