View Full Version : Interweaves LaceyThong q?

05-05-2007, 10:44 PM
i want knit quite a few of these as gifts. i want to use the esprit from elann.com (http://elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Esprit&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=29). is this a good choice? and is 100yrds enough?? the yarn in the pattern calls for Halcyon 2/5 Gemstone Silk (100% silk; 260 yrds), but i dont want to use silk, i think cotton would gift better (they could machine wash gentle)..... so does it really take 260 yards? thanks

05-07-2007, 01:02 PM

05-07-2007, 02:26 PM
It takes almost no yardage at all. I made it with a 50 gram ball and I still have at least 1/2 the ball left, probably more. I have some of the Elann Esprit that I just ordered, but I haven't used it yet. My guess is that this would be fine and practical, but the lace pattern might get lost in this bumpy textured cotton yarn. Of course, it has the elasticity, so that's good. You might also consider a machine washable yarn and weaving in a thread of elastic instead.

05-07-2007, 02:48 PM