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LadWalkers
07-12-2008, 11:14 AM
I passed by my usual knitting-shop the other day and cought a glimpse of this wonderful yarn in different brown colours. I just had to get it, so I went in and bought it.
The problem came later, when looking for a pattern. This yarn is really rather thin ( it recommends use of needles size: E -11; Us - 2.5; 3mm ). And all of the patterns I seem to find out there are for thicker yarns and won't come out in this size ( I tried them out in some other spare yarn the same size ).
Does anyone know of a pattern which might do for my case?
Thanks To Everybody!

Nico

suzeeq
07-12-2008, 11:26 AM
That's like a sock yarn or fingering weight. You can make a shawl or lacey scarf or baby things with it. At dailyknitter.com the patterns have needle sizes listed so you could look at those for US size 2-3 and see if there's anything you'd like.

Jan in CA
07-12-2008, 11:43 AM
How many yards do you have and what do you want to knit?

LadWalkers
07-12-2008, 02:25 PM
The yarn is about 260m long. Because of the colours been a variety of browns, I thought it might do for a scarf or sth like that, that will enhance the constrasts.
I've only just found out another thing, it'r acrylic. And it seems a bit hard to handle, is this so?

Thanks again

Jan in CA
07-12-2008, 10:24 PM
Okay, that's about 284 yards. A lot of patterns and sites use yards so I did the conversion.

This site lists appx how much you need for various patterns. Maybe it will help a bit. You should be able to make a nice long scarf with it.
http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/how_much_yarn.htm

Some acrylics are good, some not. Some hate it, some love it. So no easy answers there. :shrug:

A scarf with a scallop or chevron would show up the yarn nicely maybe.
http://karylivingtotellthetale.blogspot.com/2008/02/chevron-scarf.html
http://www.knitpicks.com/Fishtail%20Lace%20Scarf_PD50481220.html

LadWalkers
07-13-2008, 10:28 AM
Thank you SO much!
The chevron scarf was just the kind of pattern I was looking for!
Simple & Nice

And thanks for the link on the yarn's length.

:)

Nico

Jan in CA
07-13-2008, 03:06 PM
You're welcome! Be sure to share the FO in What'cha Knittin' when you're done! :thumbsup: