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Brandilyne
03-27-2007, 08:59 PM
Hello!

I read the forums all the time and decided to finally jump in and ask for some assistance, if that's ok?

A wonderful friend is experimenting with hand dying some yarn and she sent me some gorgeous light worsted weight 100% silk yarn to knit. I'm a relatively new knitter and though I've looked and looked, I can't seem to find the perfect item to knit with it! It's so soft and silky that I would like to have something to wear close to my skin, but I only have about 250 yds of it. I'm thinking a simple lacey scarf is going to be my best bet, but I thought I would toss this request out there to see if any knitting experts could come up with something specific.

Thanks so much in advance!

Shandeh
03-27-2007, 10:26 PM
How about some lingerie?

http://podcasts.interweave.com/iwk/projects/sp07/lacy_thong.pdf

http://kn1t.com/patterns/frecklegirl_thong/index.html

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/PATTzaftig.html

http://podcasts.interweave.com/iwk/projects/sp07/knit_bra.pdf

http://www.realisinghumanpotential.com/knitting/patknickers.htm

Or a silk tie (http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Artyarns_Free-His_or_Her_Silk_Necktie_Free-1789.html)?

Or a frilly collar?
http://www.knitscene.com/projects/2006/frill_collar.pdf

Brandilyne
03-29-2007, 08:26 AM
Thank you Shandeh for the links!

I don't think lingerie will work for me, as I'm not a tiny girl and I think that bra might just get lost on my chest, hee! The Zaftig pattern is very cool, but I would probably only want to wear that in my house with the shades drawn, so as not to scare the neighbors :)

I guess I'm probably going to have to stick with a decorative type scarf? I was thinking perhaps this pattern might work:

http://www.knitty.com/issuespring05/PATTbranchingout.html

I think my yarn is similar to the silky wool shown in the green scarf, so it would probably work well with that pattern. I am pretty new though, so I might be completely insane to even think about trying that scarf!

Shandeh
03-29-2007, 11:26 AM
I think the scarf is a PERFECT project! :happydance:

Webigail
04-02-2007, 01:32 PM
OMG Shanda!

I would have never thought about making lingerie. What a wonderful idea.