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KnitTogether
01-02-2009, 04:50 PM
Ok - I couldn't help myself. I bought two balls of "Bernat Shimmer". It is blue/silver. I can't find anything on it on the Bernat website, and only a couple mentions in other places about other people like me looking for any info on it and not being able to find it One emailed Bernat without a response yet. Anyway, it is pretty, and I will find something to do with it! ;)

I have a bad habit of buying what I like and worrying later about what to use it for. It never goes to waste, though!

So, the yarn is (I have two):

300g/10.5 oz
886m/696 yards
65% acrylic, 19% nylon, 12% polyester

Size is listed as "3" (light)
recommended crochet: US F/5 and US 5 for knitting needle
Graph showing 24S/32R

Any ideas? Of course, I'm thinking a shawl, but I wouldn't mind a nice duster, and with the amount I have (and access to more of the same), that would be cool if I could find a duster pattern. (By duster, I am picturing in my mind a long, sleek, flowy jacket-like to go with a shell, a pair of black slacks and heels.

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I also totally splurged and got Susan Bates, 'Velocity' size 13 circs, 29". I've never tried the 'velocity' before. They were $11.:)

Marria
01-02-2009, 05:03 PM
I looked on Ravelry, and here are a few patterns that people have made with Bernat Shimmer.

http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Crafts/Crocheting/Rose-Filet-Shawl.html

http://www.knitpicks.com/Shawl+Collar+Peplum+Cardigan+Pattern_PD50647220.ht ml

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/10/12/one_row_handspun_scarf.html


In all the above, the knitter substituted the Shimmer for the yarn that was called for in the pattern, but they look really nice. If you have a Ravelry account, you might want to take a look around.

KnitTogether
01-02-2009, 05:09 PM
Thank you SO much! I just got my Ravelry account today, so am just starting with adding this yarn to my 'stash' and selecting my project! :)