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Jan in CA
08-07-2008, 07:34 PM
I ordered some Den-M-Nit. Anyone used it?
https://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?name=elann.com+Den-M-Nit+Pure+Indigo+Cotton

I'm going to make a few bibs for a friend who's having a little boy.

suzeeq
08-07-2008, 09:46 PM
It's supposed to act a lot like Rowan Denim, it's meant to shrink. So take that into consideration...

Jan in CA
08-07-2008, 11:06 PM
Yeah, it even says that it shrinks 10-15% right on the website. I think it'll make cute little bibs.

I also saw it knit into baby jeans. They are soooo cute!
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTblu.html

suzeeq
08-07-2008, 11:12 PM
Yep, that's what a lot of people use it for. There's also a skirt pattern for the Rowan Denim that people use the elann for too.

GinnyG
08-08-2008, 07:03 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sweater that is featured on the yarn page. I'm looking for the PERFECT cable cardigan to knit, it also comes in a wide (no pun intended) variety of sizes.

I checked the book out and it's $30.00 and they only give you six pictures of what is in it (it says there are 25 patterns). I hate to spend that much without knowing what else is in the book!

MAmaDawn
08-08-2008, 08:14 AM
I ordered some Den-M-Nit. Anyone used it?
https://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?name=elann.com+Den-M-Nit+Pure+Indigo+Cotton

I'm going to make a few bibs for a friend who's having a little boy.

YEAH! I think it will make cute bibs!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sweater that is featured on the yarn page. I'm looking for the PERFECT cable cardigan to knit, it also comes in a wide (no pun intended) variety of sizes.

I checked the book out and it's $30.00 and they only give you six pictures of what is in it (it says there are 25 patterns). I hate to spend that much without knowing what else is in the book!

I know what you mean! There have been several books that I have not bought cuz I couldn't see enough inside of it.

tokmom
08-08-2008, 09:21 AM
That is my beef with books. I want to see the patterns.

Pretty blue's! Those bibs will be adorable.

robynbird
08-08-2008, 09:27 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sweater that is featured on the yarn page. I'm looking for the PERFECT cable cardigan to knit, it also comes in a wide (no pun intended) variety of sizes.

I checked the book out and it's $30.00 and they only give you six pictures of what is in it (it says there are 25 patterns). I hate to spend that much without knowing what else is in the book!

The book is cheaper at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Knits-Quintessential-Founders-Artwork/dp/030735220X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218202235&sr=8-1). I love that sweater too but I wasn't about to spend $30 for a book for one pattern I know I like.

GinnyG
08-08-2008, 09:35 AM
woohoo! bought it used for $18.00, including postage!

Adele
08-08-2008, 05:38 PM
I have made a few sweaters with the Den M Nit, in fact working on one currently. As someone else posted make sure you allow for shrinkage. Make a swatch first. Also it bleeds on your hands terribly while working, so make sure you set the dye in the yarn after you have completed the project with some vinegar in the water.

Jan in CA
08-08-2008, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the hints, Adele! Also welcome to the forum! :yay: