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Old 07-13-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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I need a pattern for Alpaca Blend Yarn
I have two balls of Peru DK Luxury (124 yds each) What can I make? A scarf is ok, but in Central Alabama, not terribly useful. I would like something for myself - any suggestions?
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:08 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about the yardage, but maybe a shrug?
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Jan - Unfortunately, I don't have enough to make a shrug (at least not for me)

Thanks for the suggestion, though!
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i am particularly fond of arm/wristwarmers as a 1-2 ball project - you can use them in warmer climates as well, if you're stuck in an air-conditioned office all day - there's a ton of great patterns to choose from online.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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Bellium,

Now, you've got me thinking. I had always dismissed wristwarmers because our climate is so mild, however, I do work in a cold office and I freeze to death most of the time. I'm going to start looking at some patterns.

Thanks again!!
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:55 PM   #6
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yay! i love wristwarmers. i just finished these, and i've knit two other pairs before - it's a quick knit, and it only uses one skein, so you could feasibly knit two pair...i also have this book, which has a number of good patterns.
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I'm glad to know you did those, since they are the ones I plan to try I've never done cables before, so if I get stuck, I'll ask you for help!!
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I made the wrist warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I added an extra repeat of the pattern before the thumb to make the longer. I used Karabella Super Yak on size 6 needles. Both warmers only used 124 yards... so you could make a second pair or make them longer or a matching hat or neck warmer.

I made them for my sister and had a hard time giving them up.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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Candicane -

Thanks for the info

You guys have me thinking. I have always shied away from a lot of items like shawls and gloves and so forth because our winters are so mild. However, I FREEZE to death in my office. So now I'm thinking of not only doing the wristwarmers, but also a shawl/wrap to keep at my desk. If they are going to keep it so icy here, I'm going to wrap myself in handknit luxury!

Do you guys like this pattern? I think it's cute, and I think I could manage it, it seems somewhat simple.
Wonder how dorky I will look sitting around the office wrapped up in that? (Like I care!)
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