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Old 10-29-2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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question re: "Great Knitted Gifts" Rose hat and sc
I just got Great Knitted Gifts by Shackleton out of the library yesterday. The projects are very nice looking but I have one problem with them...so far. The patterns don't say how much yarn is needed! What is up with that...sigh? I'm a fairly new knitter looking for christmas gifts to knit up. Have any of you made the Rose hat and scarf from this book? I think it's really cute and am considering making the scarf for my Brother's girlfriend. First, do you consider this ok for a beginner? I'm a little scared of making the flowers, leaves and curly ends... that's the best part. Also, If I use sportweight yard I'll be kitting the think till the end of time...lol. I'm slow. So, I'd like to find something from knitpicks. I like their stuff and it's relatively cheap. Any ideas? How much should I get? I'm clueless! he he. thanks!
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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What do they say for the yarn required? If they list a number of skeins for a particular brand, you can look at www.yarndex.com and find out how many yards are in the skeins of that particular brand, and use that figure to buy what you want to use. Does that make sense?
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Old 10-29-2006, 02:52 PM   #3
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It makes great sense! If only it was that specific. All it says is to use 100% wool, handspun, sportweight. No yardage, weight, number os skeins or brand. Crazy! I suppose it really doesn't matter on this pattern since it is basically just a basic scarf with corkscrew fringe and some flower embelishments. the flowers and leaves can be made from one or two skeins I would think...not like it has to be exactly like the picture. It just seems frustrating that if I was making something more complex than a scarf or hat that there isn't more info about the yarn...sigh.

if anyonw has made this let me know how it went. thanks!
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