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Abbily
09-29-2008, 12:06 PM
A friend of mine (who doesn't knit) bought this (http://www.touchyarns.com/yarns.asp) yarn in the 579 colorway and asked me if I'd be willing to knit her something with it. She originally bought it to crochet her (now 7 year old) baby a blanket, but since said baby is no longer a baby, I was thinking of doing a shawl or something like that- something that her daughter can hang on to and use as an adult. Any ideas?

ETA I have 3 skeins, so I guess that would be about 550 yards.

Jan in CA
09-29-2008, 01:19 PM
I'm not sure, but here's a website that tells you appx how many yards you need of various weights for various projects. :thumbsup:
http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/how_much_yarn.htm

Also your link just goes to the website so we don't know if it's boucle, merino or what. Might make a difference with suggestions.

Abbily
09-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the suggestion! I didn't notice that the URL is the same for all the pages... Here's a link to the shade card GIF for the yarn I have http://www.touchyarns.com/graphics/yarns/07_boucle_random_shadecard.gif

Jan in CA
09-29-2008, 03:08 PM
Ahhh so it is the boucle. Well, I wouldn't bother doing any fancy stitches because they won't really show up with fuzzy yarn like that. Something garter or maybe stockinette would work though. Even 7 yr olds like a nice snuggly blanket when they are sick or watching TV. You might have to add some more yarn to make it big enough, but that would be fine.

Abbily
09-29-2008, 03:16 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too, that fancy stitches wouldn't really show up. I've never worked with boucle before, but obviously fine lace wouldn't really work out. I was thinking maybe just a plain triangle or rectangle shawl... but I'll be so bored of it. :)

Jan in CA
09-29-2008, 03:32 PM
Or maybe a little shrug?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gg-shrug-2

This one is done flat so could easily be garter stitch if you wanted.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girlfriend-shrug

This style can be made to fit anyone and garter would probably work here as well.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anthropologie-inspired-capelet

crazykntter83
10-01-2008, 08:40 PM
ooo I love the third one. :)