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Old 02-23-2008, 01:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jaxhil View Post
I think that's a good choice, for the first sweater foray! What color did you order? Do you have a pattern in mind, or are you wingin' it?

good luck! Sweaters are fun!
I ordered the Sapphire Heather colorway. I thought it would make a decent sweater color.

This is the pattern I am looking at attempting. http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ben/ben.html
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:28 PM   #12
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Nice sweater pattern, Mason, and I love the color.

My experience with WOTA was such that I'll not work with it again, hope you get a better lot.
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I used that color for a bag...it's lovely. It has some pretty undertones to it...I think it'll make your eyes sparkle.

I personally like working this yarn. It's not malabrigo...but it's softer than people give it credit for. It feels like the wool from an old aran sweater.
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That's a great looking pattern and it looks like you're going to have a lot of fun with it. I'm sure it will look amazing when you're done. Go for it Mason.
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Thanks for the input. I went ahead and ordered it. I figure for that price it should be fine for a first sweater attempt. If it pills it pills, I can always shave it
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
I ordered the Sapphire Heather colorway. I thought it would make a decent sweater color.

This is the pattern I am looking at attempting. http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ben/ben.html
I just made this sweater for my boyfriend and it was really fun to knit. I love cables so it was right up my alley. I think it will be really nice in the color you chose, so I hope you post pictures!
Have a great time with this!

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Look forward to seeing your first sweater! >>
You picked a great pattern! I'm working on my first wearable too, and I'm using inexpensive yarn. First because I had it lying around and second, well, just in case I totally screw it up!

I know you've already ordered your yarn, but have you checked the prices at www.elann.com? Very good prices and they're very quick to ship.

Enjoy your new sweater!
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I am using WOTA for my mom's sweater. I would recommend this yarn to anyone looking for a good, inexpensive (vs. cheap) worsted weight wool yarn. It is great, sturdy yarn for the price.

It may be just a tad bit splitty, but that is just my opinion as I haven't worked with a lot of yarns.
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According to the email I received from KP the yarn shipped two days ago so it should be waiting for me when I make it back home again in a few weeks.
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