View Full Version : any sugg. zephyr wool/silk
06-26-2007, 11:53 PM
i have one skein of zephyr wool-silk (630 yrds/2 oz) in vanilla. i am thinking i will dye it. but what do i knit it into? please offer suggestions! i was thinking a lacey scarf, but is it enough? i also have a beautiful ball of brushed alpaca, nashua handknits, in rose (190 yds) .... please help :mrgreen:
06-27-2007, 07:27 AM
Do you think you could use both in the same item? Not double stranded but alternatively somehow?
06-27-2007, 07:34 AM
Anyhoo..inspired by another thread..how about a purse? Would the yarns go well in that sort of item? I love the way alpaca feels..yummmm.
06-27-2007, 07:43 AM
Well for the Mystery Stole, the hostess is using that yarn. For her completed project she used under 800 yards and it was 70" long and I think 20" wide. So you definitely could get a good size scarf/stole. You should do the Mystery Stole! It starts Friday and you could just leave out a repeat or two!
I think 630 yds is enough for a lacy scarf. When I knit one of the Elizabeth I scarves from KnitPicks, I used 1 hank of Shadow (I think that's the one), a fingering weight. It was about 400 yds in the hank & I didn't even use it all. I have 1 hank of the Seasilk to knit the Montego Bay scarf from the summer IK & it's less than 500 yds in the hank.
06-27-2007, 11:10 AM
I am just finishing up a lace Shetland Sampler scarf in vanilla Zephyr. I started with a 630 yard skein and it's enough. I am making the scarf for someone who is fairly tall so I am making it extra long. I will have a little left over probably. I would suggest using a size 5 needle or thereabouts. I use Zephyr a lot for shawls and lately I've been seeing people using it for the first time using needles that are actually too small.
It's actually a really nice yarn for a scarf because between the merino and the silk it feels really nice next to the skin. It won't irritate even sensitive skin.
06-27-2007, 11:51 AM
thanks for all the suggestions! what's the Mystery Stole? i will have to go back and flip through my mags, maybe i'll find a good pattern there too. thanks for the suggestion about using a larger needle :mrgreen:
06-27-2007, 11:58 AM
This is the Mystery Stole (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysterystole3/)! You should check it out and join in!
06-27-2007, 12:23 PM
i did, and now i am skeeeered!!
06-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Me too. I really have done too much lace. But I figure what the heck!? I'm going to give it my best shot.
06-28-2007, 02:09 AM
and make it with 3 repeats instead of 4, for a nice scarf instead of big shawl?
06-28-2007, 01:26 PM
still not sure what i am going to do. hmmmm that is a pretty stole, and the chart looks simple enough
06-28-2007, 07:09 PM
If you decide to do Print o' the Wave there is a mistake in the pattern in the edging chart as I recall. You should do a search on Google to get the correction. The last I heard Eunny said she had still not fixed it on the pattern.