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MoniDew 08-15-2010 08:47 AM

I would like a yarn recommendation

I'm in the midst of designing a lace shawl pattern that I intend to call "Phoenix Rising" based on the mythology.

I'm looking for a featherweight yarn (not heavier than DK, but not as light as cobweb,) in a colorway that would best represent the mythology - one that contains some charcoal & umber, bronzes, chocolates, some deep and vibrant reds, burgundies, garnets, etc... but no yellow, blue or green please.

A touch of silk might be nice. I want some real drape and sheen.

Any suggestions?! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

suzeeq 08-15-2010 09:44 AM

You want a lace or fingering/sock weight and can try searching Ravelry yarns to find something in the colors.

etoilechaude 08-15-2010 12:14 PM

I love the Madelinetosh Pure Silk Lace, but I'm not sure if there's a colorway in there that you would like.

Malabrigo Lace in Rayon Vert has pretty much everything you're looking for, but I think it does have some green. Their Stonechat might be another nice option though! :o)

kmaclean 08-16-2010 04:30 PM

It's really hard to find a yarn that has a coloway containing all of those different tones! I'm not sure which shades you'd like to focus on, but you could perhaps check out Knit Picks Shimmer in either "Spice" or "Sherry". These are more on the brown/red end of the color spectrum.

MoniDew 08-16-2010 07:05 PM

thank you to all!

After looking at those suggestions, I think the Tosh in Terra comes pretty close! I'm going to keep that as one of the frontrunners, but would like more suggestions. I won't be ready to start a new project for a while, so there is time to look around.

MoniDew 08-16-2010 07:15 PM

oooh - look what a ravelry search turned up! Silk Maiden - in Sangria!

That's awfully close!

margz3 08-17-2010 11:19 AM

Ooh, that's gorgeous Monidew!

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