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Old 04-10-2009, 01:24 PM   #41
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I might make one out of the caron I have too just to see
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:35 PM   #42
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I saw this KAL today and it really grabbed my attention. Will Have to join, just cant resist.

I found some sock yarn in purple and off white and made a swatch. this is what I have so far. I cast on 35 stitches using both colours. knit 5 rows then continued to knit 3 stitches on each side of the pattern. the pattern itself is 29 stitches by 29 rows.

I used 3mm/which is between a 2 and 3 us needle. the swatch measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches. I used 6g of each colour. which is about 26.4 yards.

The sock yarn is Elle Sock Wool 4ply, it comes in 50g balls and has 200m/220yds.

The sample feels lovely, If I were to make a baby blanket this is the weight of yarn I would use.

Here is a couple of photo's. I am not sure if this info will be of use to anybody but here it is. now off to find some worsted weight wool and do the same swatch to see the difference.


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Brecka - thank you for the link you provided on Ravelry for the patterns. that book is amazing.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:42 PM   #43
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dustinac, will you post pics of your aran afghan, or have you?
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #44
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I cast on a sample square with Caron Simply Soft and size 8 needles. I'm only 8 rows in, but so far I'm really not happy with how it's turning out. It just really isn't looking good. I'm also having a pretty bad time with it being splitty, which hasn't really been a problem in the past. This is just left over yarn I had.

I'm going to go for a few more rows and see if it straightens out. If not then I'll def. be trying a different yarn for this.

Then again, maybe it's my knitting that's the problem! The stitches look kinda sloppy. I may not be keeping good tension between the 2 colors.

I hope I can make it look good because I'd really like to knit this, but that is just too much of a project to just end up looking OK or in my case blah.
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dustinac, will you post pics of your aran afghan, or have you?
I haven't yet except on my raverly page...I only have 2 blocks finished, working on the 3rd but I will post them here when I get more finished

Karina~That is so pretty! Great idea for the fingering weight

Lieuvena~I'm sorry it's not working out with the yarn a lot of times color work can look blah till you get some rows worked...you can do it

I haven't even had a chance to think about casting on today...prolly won't till after company leaves on Sunday but you guys are making the itch to start worse
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:04 AM   #46
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Gina, I went to my LYS tonite and the color IS Encore worsted #999. It's darker than what my hat picture looks like, too. IMO it's a really pretty dark burgundy color. Why don't you PM me your address and I'll send you the little scrap I have so you can see it first hand. I don't need it anymore. This is a big project and you want to buy the right yarn. It's only going to be the cost of a stamp so don't worry about it either.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:51 AM   #47
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Lieuvena - Carry on for a bit longer. I found mine looked awful and them once a few rows past the area that looked rubbish it started to look better. When I started mine I did not think it would work, but now I am really happy with how it turned out. Also as I worked I would every few stitches give the yarn a little tug just to tighten up the tension.
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ooh i just found this browsing about ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Pinneguri/thistle
if you scroll down under the 26 nov entry is a link to a pdf file of the graph of the beautiful graphic.
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Thanks a lot for being on the watch for us!

That THISTLE pattern could definitely be isolated as one Thistle for another type of block in the ULTIMATE BLANKET!
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Thank you for the link!

I had family up for Easter and then yesterday was crazy was errands...I'm hoping things calm down by the end of this week to make a swatch
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