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Dangles 02-01-2007 03:57 PM

Basket Weave Baby Blanket
 
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I'm a new here, relatively. Completed two dishcloths. They even came out uniform. OTN is a scarf for my 2.5 y.o. DD

Anyway, what do you knitting gurus suggest needle and yarn wise?

Suggested is 5 skeins (2 oz ea.) soft wool or acrlic worsted weight yarn

The yarn they used in the picture was [i]Green Mountain Spinnery's "Mountain Mohair, 70% wool, 30%yearling mohair.

SharonB13 02-01-2007 05:27 PM

Have you tried www.yarndex.com yet?

They seem to have a pretty extensive list of yarns to choose from though I don't see Green Mountain Spinnery. Maybe you can use some of the other options to find a similar yarn. :??

Hope this helps.

Sharon

Dangles 02-01-2007 06:17 PM

Is it possible to use 13" straights for 105 cast on stitches?

Dangles 02-02-2007 02:58 AM

anyone?

cam90066 02-02-2007 04:11 AM

Personally, I'd stick to a sz 7 or 8, esp if using a worsted weight. 13s will be HUGE and make the fabric very loose and swimmy (able to poke fingers thru). Whatever fiber blend you choose, make sure it's able to be machine washed and dried if for baby use. You might want to go for cotton blend. If you've not already, wander over to knittersreview.com and check out the Yarn forum. Lots of advice and suggestions. If you locate a fiber content in a more expensive yarn, and want to sub something cheaper, try knitting-warehouse.com or elann.com.

cam

Dangles 02-02-2007 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cam90066
Personally, I'd stick to a sz 7 or 8, esp if using a worsted weight. 13s will be HUGE and make the fabric very loose and swimmy (able to poke fingers thru).
cam

Oops, I meant sz 9 13" long.

five_six 02-02-2007 06:18 AM

you should be fine, although it will ultimately depend on what yarn you go with. I've put 200+ on a needle before...

Dangles 02-02-2007 02:45 PM

Thanks for reply, five_six.

picked this up in a 6 oz, Grey Heather. I just hope it is soft enough. It's has to be washable for my 5 mth old DS

Mrs. Columbo 02-03-2007 03:46 AM

Hi Dangles,

Aren't you near Vancouver??? And near a Starbucks ?? I posted to you in Knitters Knear You ...... maybe we are "knear" enough to meet at Starbucks! :hug: Or come to the knitting night in White Rock.

Toby

Dangles 02-03-2007 04:20 AM

Knitting in White Rock?? where where? roll out the yarn and lead the way :happydance:


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