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Old 11-05-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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recycled sari silk yarn
Hi,
Has anyone ever knit with recycled sari silk yarn? I've got some from Ebay and although it's VERY pretty, it seems kind of rough. What would be a good yarn to mix with it to maybe make it a little more soft? I want to knit my mother a shawl with it.
Does anyone have any pictures of something they knit with this type of yarn?
THANK YOU for any information regarding recycled sari silk yarn,
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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I asked for and received some for Christmas last year. It is beautiful - but I have to say I hated, hated, hated knitting with it. SIL actually bought 3 different types from here:
http://www.recycledsilk.com/patterns.html. 2 of them were twisted so tight it hurt my fingers/hands to knit it. THe 3rd was looser so was a bit softer, but still hateful to knit with.

All three were the same coloring, so I made the triangular purse here: http://www.recycledsilk.com/bags.html, but I really don't like it. I would like to take it apart and make the first one or the mitered square one. I probably never will, though, as the thought of knitting again with the yarn is just too painful. Did I mention I hated knitting with it?

I can't picture a shawl made with any of the 3 that I had, even the softer of the 3 wasn't a soft yarn by any means, just softer then the other 2. I don't think combining anything with it would work, it would just be even bulkier and stiff. but maybe it's just me - Your millage may vary.

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Sue, I don't know what you can mix with it or if it will help or just make it even heavier. But take a look at this:

http://fiberfiend.com/blog/2007/04/s...hawl-done.html
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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wow!
That is just beautiful!
Now, thats what I'm talkin about...!
thank you,
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