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Old 11-18-2007, 11:51 PM   #11
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I've started working on this, and I'm having the hardest time with this stupid yarn! I don't know what it is...maybe it's the heather, with the two colors somewhat intertwined together, but it's so difficult and almost uncomfortable.

My brother loves browns, and his jacket is brown. But...I'm wondering, is there some good yarn that I could pick up at a local yarn shop? I've got a 6 hour train ride on Wednesday and I'm wanting to get working on the scarf then.

I'm going to keep knitting away...but...this isn't looking how I thought it would...
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:02 AM   #12
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Sometimes really great looking yarn doesn't work out in the pattern you choose for it. :(
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:07 AM   #13
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I'm wondering, I've never really had problems with some of the Lion Brand Yarn, and they have some nice dark browns, and carmel/tan ones. I'm thinking I may try and intertwine the two and double up.

If I were to do that, what type of yarn should I use? Sport weight or Worested? I'm looking at the Wool-Ease right now. If I were to use something like that...what size needles should I use if I were to double up with two different colors?

I'm so sad. My brother liked that yarn. But, it was a little too soft/fuzzy too for a guy.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:16 AM   #14
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Hmm for worsted doubled, I'd go with size 13 or 15. Sportweight doubled you could do 10.5s or 11s.
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Thanks! I don't want it to be too bulky, but I think that unless I don't find something similar with two browns woven in with each other, that I'll have to double it up.

One random question, if I wanted the darker brown to show up more than the tan/carmel color (whatever I pick), should I get the darker brown in a heavier weight and the tan in say the sport weight?
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That my work. If you have the two yarns side by side at the store, pull a few inches out of the middle of them and twist them together loosely to see how they look.
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