View Full Version : Why, oh why did I buy this stuff?

03-04-2006, 07:12 PM
I have four balls of KP Shine. That's 440 yards of sport weight cotton. What to do with it? I got some to play around with because I planned to use it to design a halter top for the Year of the Sweater KAL and I wanted to work with it first. But I can't find any patterns I like for anything that uses sport weight. saldgqgvfrghfbiq
What would you do with this stuff? I thought about trying to make a beret, but I've never made one before and I'm not sure how it would turn out. I can't find any patterns for sport weight yarn berets...and even all the worsted weight ones I've found have weird stuff on them. I just want a really simple, classic looking one. I plan to weird it up AFTER I knit it!

03-04-2006, 08:11 PM
I didn't find a beret, but I did find this trippy tank top (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kms-tankTop.html) which might be right up your alley. Oh, wait. You might not have enough. The pattern calls for Microspun, which comes in 2.5 oz./70g (168yd/154m) balls. Four would be about 672 yards. Ghah.

There's always the Shapely Tank (http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com/patterns/lpullovers/fbcprint.html), and you could add a more Shine in maybe a contrasting stripe or throw in a varigated yarn to make up the number of skeins you need.

03-04-2006, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the links! I think I'm going to use the Shapely Tank one and mess around with it. I thought about ordering some more in red to go with it... :thinking: Gah, there goes my yarn diet!

03-04-2006, 09:54 PM
Well, here are three patterns I would recommend for your yarn!

http://kertzer.com/freebie/ (go to bottom of the page)

- Sandy

03-04-2006, 09:59 PM
Thanks! I love that second one, but I don't think it would contain my chest. :shock: Maybe one of the ones in the last link, though... :thinking:

03-04-2006, 10:08 PM
And here are some beret patterns I found:

http://knitting.about.com/library/blberet.htm (with DK yarn)
http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/Hats/HKBeret.html (beret pattern generator)
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/ber.html (use 2 strands together throughout)
http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/plaincap/e-beretcap.html (fingering weight yarn)

03-04-2006, 10:48 PM
Thank you thank you thank you! That baret pattern generator will make EXACTLY what I was looking for! :cheering:

03-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Carolina Red--from looking here and at other recent posts, you seem to be quite the pattern resource! :happydance:

03-05-2006, 12:59 AM
Listen to ya. :D

I was an executive assistant in my earlier days, so I'm driven to respond when I see a request. ;)

You should see the internet favorites folder on my computer. It's a very nice library of knitting pattern files, sorted by type, age, size, yarn, etc. My old boss would be proud. lol

03-05-2006, 01:10 AM
Well stick around--you'll be quite an asset around here!

03-05-2006, 01:50 AM
Ingrid got me in the habit of checking knittingpatterncentral.com before asking for patterns, but sometimes I still just don't find anything that looks appealing.
I decided to use some of the Shine to attempt to make a halter top, even without a pattern. If it looks like it's not going to turn out well, I'm going to my backup plan of making a baret. I think I'd look awesome in a baret, if only because people think I'm a little "eccentric" anyway. :rollseyes: :roflhard: