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suuuueee 01-03-2007 10:48 PM

what can i make with 100g/246yd of dk merino wool?

that's precisely what i have. my first skein of "real" yarn! (in otherwords, not acrylic)

would i be able to knit a nice, comfortable hat? (as in not skin tight. L O O S E) i measured my head the other day to be around 23.25 inches. (i think that's pretty big... haha) i'm still a relatively newbie knitter, so i'm thinking ribbing, then a bajillion rows of stockinette, and then decreases.

or perhaps a pair of nice, plain, ribbed cuff, stockinette mittens? i have short, but wide hands. (7.5" circumference around knuckles and about 6.5" from my wrist to the tip of my middle finger)

i'm already making a scarf (vogue lace leaf but with worsted weight), & don't plan on making another.

so. you think i can pull it off? i think i can do the hat, not so sure about the mittens.

Angelia 01-04-2007 12:02 AM

I think you can, yes. It might be a bit close, maybe, but the worst case scenario is the hat might be a little shorter than you like.

I say go for it!! :cheering:

mwedzi 01-04-2007 02:34 AM

I'd definitely say try for the hat. I just made a hat from 100grams bulky (Lopi), and I know thinner yarns go farther, so 100 grams of dk should be enough. Also made a hat crocheted with one ball of Paton's Classic Merino, and crochet takes more than knitting. So yeah, go for it.

janelanespaintbrush 01-04-2007 10:37 AM

That yarn is just begging to be kool aid dyed!

P.S. There's handy dandy color chart here.

suuuueee 01-04-2007 03:57 PM

okay, i'm definitely going for the hat.

i'm not into the whole look of dyed, variegated yarn. :shrug: the undyed color is actually my perfect shade of off-white. if anything, i'll dye it one solid color.

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