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DQ
06-28-2007, 05:44 PM
I've got some gorgeous Sirdar Calypso cotton in lovely summery colours and I've no idea what to do with it! There's only 3 balls because it was part of a bargain bag I bought, I don't really want to be buying anymore. I'd love to knit something summery to take on holiday, but it would have to be advanced beginner/intermediate level and knit up quite quickly.

So I'm turning to you wonderful, lovely, amazingly talented and helpful people for help! Any ideas?? :notworthy:

It's the 3 balls at the bottom of the pic -->

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/DQ-Minx/bargain2.jpg

http://www.fibershop.com/yarns/sirdar/calypsodk1.shtml

jberry16
06-28-2007, 05:53 PM
how about making ankle socks out of all 3 colors?

DQ
06-28-2007, 05:54 PM
I've not learnt socks yet :oops:

Nobones
06-28-2007, 05:59 PM
A little bag to put flip-flops in? You wouldn't need a pattern, measure your flip-flops, make a rectangle slightly bigger, handle of choice and volia! A summery bag for a summery shoe.

Of course you're a bit stuffed if you don't have flip-flops! :teehee:

clb1968
06-28-2007, 11:24 PM
Maybe some kind of head scarf or headband ?

Braden
06-28-2007, 11:38 PM
Hey, maybe you could go to Silver's sock tutorial and get great instructions on knitting socks! then, you could make the ankle socks.

marykz
06-29-2007, 09:41 AM
a cute stripey bag would be very summery- either a rectangle like nobones sugessted or a little circular one? the colors just yell out stripes to me.....

Chel
06-29-2007, 10:28 AM
Something cute and summery... what about a bikini?

redheadrachel
06-29-2007, 10:59 AM
I think a bag would be a great option. Maybe you could try a lacier pattern to do a summer market-esque bag knit in the round?

Limey
06-29-2007, 01:25 PM
Hi there!

Could you let me know what weight that wool is and how many grams in each ball.

I can't promise but I will definitely have a mooch thru my patterns for a summer top and see what we've got.

If you like the idea of a top, please PM me.


All the Best

Limey

DQ
06-29-2007, 06:35 PM
Some nice ideas there! Thanks ^_^ I did think maybe a bag but the cotton feels so nice I'd like to try and make something to wear if possible...but nothing too complicated! I did try and look for headscarf sort of patterns but I can't find anything summery. Am I looking in the wrong places??

Limey
06-30-2007, 05:01 AM
Hi

I've done a bit of lurking (makes a change from larking) about the web and have come up with a pattern for a kerchief triangle that might suit. It specifically mentions cotton yarn for summer.

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/july00_knitproj.html

There are good patterns below for knitted headbands.

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hair_accessories.php

You're right about most headscarves being heavy duty stuff for winter. Anyway, hope you find what you're looking for. :thumbsup:

All the Best

Ellie

Brandilyne
06-30-2007, 07:36 AM
Such pretty fun colors!

How about a Dream Swatch (http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/dreamswatchwrap.pdf)? You could do it in blocks of color and it would look very 70's mod! :) Or maybe a long skinny scarf, knit lengthwise? Just cast on like 400 stitches and knit it in either garter stitch or stockinette or maybe even moss stitch? There is a pattern for one on DIY that I can't seem to put my hands on at the moment..

Or perhaps even a summer version of Calorimetry (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html)?

winterblues
07-01-2007, 05:33 AM
I know! I know!
How about something with a very open stitch to wrap around your waist and covers your bottom :oops: over a bikini? You can add some cute kinda fringe at the bottom - super cute!

DQ
07-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Oooh! Lovely ideas! I LOVE the Dream Swatch! Thanks Brandilyne :yay: I think I'll try that one first and maybe the Kerchief if I have any yarn left. I like your idea too Winterblues, I might do that in my blue Calypso :yay:

:hug:

DQ
07-02-2007, 05:01 PM
So far so good -->

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/DQ-Minx/IMG_1679.jpg

Limey
07-02-2007, 05:25 PM
Wowsers!

That's so lovely and summery - it'll be great for your holidays.:cheering:

By the crin, I can see you don't believe in letting the grass grow ...

Good goin' :happydancing:

All the Best

Ellie

Nobones
07-02-2007, 05:37 PM
Ohhh that looks nice, you are knitting that up quick. Look forward to seeing the finished article.

DQ
07-03-2007, 06:44 AM
Thanks! It should be a nice quick knit now I've got the hang of it. So it's all down to how much time I spend on it now! I should have it done in a few days hopefully :cheering: