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VictoiseC 03-22-2005 12:51 PM

one ball of slubby yarn: what do you think?
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Hi! I want to knit with WHITE YARN! I'm sick of colours.
I bought this incredible slubby yarn at a wool festival. Unfortunately I only got one skein.

I have some other creamy white yarn and maybe I can combine it but that will be a real challenge.

Did anyone see Daryl Hannah on the front cover of Vogue Knitting magainze, 2003 Fall? She has the most gorgeous thick slubby yarn vest on. This would be perfect if I could find more yarn like it.
They didn't print the pattern though, so I wrote them yesterday & asked for it.

Any thoughts on what else I could make with this? That would be beautiful? It's incredible stuff to work with, but it works up very wierd, thick in parts and then little thin parts. I dunnnnooooo.....

Jouf 03-22-2005 01:26 PM

Victoise, can't help, but what is that thing on the right of the yarn? It looks very interesting - the thing with the handle or something?


VictoiseC 03-22-2005 01:37 PM

Those are my sweet little scissors. You can't tell? Were hair scissors, now they're yarn scissors.

beldaraan 03-22-2005 01:52 PM


That's beautiful yarn!! I'm ordering some yarn that is similar to that, except it has a lot of colours on it and it's not so "slubby". My hubby is not comfortable ordering online, so whenever I want a certain type of yarn, I go to my lys. Even if she doesn't have the colours that I want, I will look for a similar type of yarn and then go online to see if that company has the colour that I want.

Jouf 03-22-2005 05:21 PM

Vic, not the scissors. It's to the right. Large base thing with handle sticking up.



VictoiseC 03-22-2005 07:20 PM

You're so funny Jouf, to have such curiosity! :D
It's just a little lamp, the top of which is very pretty coz it's stained glass pieces. ha ha

VictoiseC 03-22-2005 07:24 PM

pretty yarn
Pretty yarn beldaraan, I like the tangerine color.

Yeah, this stuff is WAY slubby, I never worked with it before. It's a challenge. I found a great magazine this afternoon, English, where a woman shows all these different ideas about combining yarns. I got a great idea from her.... knitting a dark brown sweater (or something else I suppose) and then just putting in a row of the slubby stuff every once in a while. You can also set it off, as she did
by surrounding the white piece with a red and tan, or whatever, makes it really stand out.

Jouf 03-22-2005 08:10 PM

Vic - I can't help it. It comes naturally! I thought it was some kind of antique stamper of some sort, something exotic that I had to have! hehe


Curious Jouf - not related to George

beldaraan 03-22-2005 09:02 PM

I hope you don't mind Vic, but I saved a copy of your swatch. I want to bring it into my lys one day and see if she has something similar when I want to make a sweater with it. The ideas you mentioned are great! I was thinking along those lines myself. Or making a bulky cardigan with a different colour. So many ideas....

I would really love to see what you make with it.

I bought that yarn "because" of the tangerine colour. My lys had other colours that were similar, but none that had that beautiful tangerine. I am so happy that I have it sitting in my knitting basket right now :heart:

roxyquiksilver34 03-22-2005 10:17 PM

I just bought some slubby yarn just like that, but it was one of the Gedifra ones... can't find the yarn band right now LOL, but I'm making a chunky scarf with 1 strand of the thick stuff and a strand of Plymouth Glitterlash to mimic the Coney Island scarf in Stitch n Bitch. I'm scarf queen these days :doh:

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