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Old 01-28-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Patons Pooch Yarn - Project ideas?
I got a great deal on some Patons Pooch yarn at a local discount store for just a $1.00 per skein.

It looks like it would knit up something fun & funky, but I am not sure what to do with it. Any ideas? I wasn't sure how much one skein would knit, so I got 6 skeins in the same dye lot.

The store had more of this yarn, so if I find some great suggestions soon, I might just have to go back and buy some more.

I haven't tried knitting with this type of yarn before. Any suggestions? Is it difficult to work with?

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Old 01-28-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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post a pic of what it looks like
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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I've never used it but I've seen it. >>>
What about a baby beret with a ribbed band with regular yarn and have the top made from the Pooch? That would be REALLY cute!

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what color is it? im on the patons site.
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Here is a link to what the pooch yarn looks like.

http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=pooch.

I the skeins I got are purple sunset. The store had other colors -black sheep and pastel frost, I believe.

I don't really have a reason to make a beret - I actually don't know anyone who is pregnant at the moment.
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A Patons Pooch garter stitch scarf I made was coveted by a lot of my friends, so I made a bunch in different colours - I used 12mm needles and two skeins for each, and they came out lovely. If you don't think of anything else, make a mindless scarf! You can't see any stitch definition, but because of the texture it looks complicated.
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I was actually thinking of doing a scarf, but I wasn't sure how many skeins it would take. I was also wondering if there were any ideas out there besides scarves. I didn't find a lot on the Paton's site. The rise or brim of a hat might be fun.

bonstance - How long was your 2 skein scarf? Is the yarn hard to work with?

Thanks everyone for your ideas.

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I found a simple poncho pattern perhaps you might be interested in. It happens to call for six skeins of yarn too! Have a look and see what you think.....

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTponcho.html

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Thanks, the poncho looks fun. I recently make a poncho. I am looking for a way to be able to block it. Then I will take a photo of it to post.

I just signed up of Ravelry, so hopefully I will get an invite soon.

Here is a link to a scarf I have in progress.
http://flickr.com/photos/18199599@N05/2227332690/

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