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Old 02-05-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Knitted item as a prize
If you were going to knit an item which would be used as a prize in a fundraising event, what would it be? It should be worth an amount somewhere between $300-$500 and it should be impressive (at least to people who don't knit), something one couldn't buy in a store. Also, it shouldn't take too terribly long to make or be too boring to knit either.
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Cashmere = luxurious.
Cables = impressive and not too boring.

A cabled cashmere or camel's hair wrap that will fit the winner, whatever her size?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #3
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I have never knitted with 100% camel's hair, but I noticed that Yarnmarket sells some that is linked somehow with a charitable cause...I can't remember exactly what. If the yarn were not only nice but associated with a charitable cause, that would be good. I'm going to check that out.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:24 AM   #4
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How about something that suits the theme/topic of the charity? Another option is to purchase a pattern from a museum. They tend to stock interesting patterns for unusual items or old style clothing. xxx
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In fact, I was just thinking about tippets the other day. Have you ever seen a pattern for a tippet?
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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what about an open lacework shawl in a very fine fiber
looks way elegant
does not use quit as much yarn, and still is impressive in a way a solid fabric is not always

just a thought

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #7
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I am making the wavy lace shawl from Vogue Knitting Fall 2005 (#15) for my school's fundraiser. I am making it out of knitpicks panache which is very soft (alpaca, silk and cashmere) and it is also chunky, so it knits up quickly. I have made two so far, the second one look me less than 2 weeks, and I didn't work on it every day at all. Here is the picture of the wrap.

There is a chart which is basically the pattern for free here
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That looks lovely.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #9
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I thought this page might give you ideas. There are some patterns in pdf format.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/knitting/
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