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Old 10-20-2009, 02:10 AM   #601
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I do believe that Cascade 220 was used for dozens and dozens of successul CPH's over at Ravelry! I think it's the all around PEOPLE'S CHOICE for the CPH! I used it for a sweater for my granddaughter last year, and I must say...I was soooo impressed with it's performance. It creates a perfect stitch, no matter what you're trying to knit! You will be very pleased, too! Yay! Glad you found a suitable yarn that is reasonably priced!

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YUP! I was right! Over at Rav, under Central Park Hoodie, exactly 387 CPH's were knit using Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Heathers!!!!

Tahki Donegal Tweed was used just 173 times.

No other yarn even came close to them! Other yarns were used in under 100 CPH's.

So you see? Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Heathers are the People's Choice!
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:45 AM   #602
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Art Lady you are a genious! southseas has the heathers too. Only limited stock in many of the colours, but enough in about 3 that I like. Oh, joy!!!!
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Got my swatch done. I did it with both #7 and #8 needles. So at first i got perfect gauge with #8, but it stretched and #7 is the perfect gauge after wash. But it looks kinda thin.The yarn itself, even though it says worsted weight is thinner than, lets say Pattons or Lion wool. So now, I am worried that it won't hold the shape and the cables. I am thinking about doubling the strand. Otherwise, I will have to look for a different yarn. And at this point, I am not really looking forward to spending more $$. So I am totally lost now and I haven't even started knitting it. I will post my swatch picture later today.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #604
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I have the sneaking suspicion that the wool-bamboo blend might not be suitable for the CPH. It might not have enough 'fuzz' to it, for the stitches to 'bloom', that is, 'fill in' the stitches after washing by hand and blocking.

You do want your CPH to be warm and cozy!

I commend you for swatching and paying close attention to the stitch characteristics! Post a photo for us later, when you have time!
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:04 PM   #605
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Ok, I am going crazy trying to make this thing work. But I am starting to agree with ArtLady that I might have to look for another yarn. I made another swatch doubling the yarn. I kinda like the way it looks but the gauge is way off.

I tried to post pictures of my swatches but they didn't show up. I feel really stupid but can't figure out how to do it.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:25 PM   #606
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I have had another look at the colours at southseasknitting and the possible ones that they have enough in stock for and I quite like are: Lake Chelan Heather 9451, Summer Sky Heather 9452, Dune Heather 9460 and Charcoal Grey 8400. I love some of the other colours better but they are in smaller lots. I am going to e-mail them and find out the chances of doing a back-order of a colour I prefer better than the ones above.
I have had a good look through the ones on Ravelry and I think I should get 11 - 12 balls to be on the safe side. (48").

Does that amount sound right?
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Originally Posted by lulubell View Post
...and I think I should get 11 - 12 balls to be on the safe side. (48").

Does that amount sound right?
Holy Cow, yes! Maybe just a bit too much. But if you wanted to knit your CPH a bit longer before beginning the armholes...you'd be able to do it, for real!

The pattern says the size 48 needs 10 hanks of Tahki Donegal Tweed, which is 183 yds each. That is 1,830 yards for size 48.

Aren't all Cascade 220 hanks, whether they're regular or heathers, aren't they all 220 yards?? Nine hanks would give you 1,980 yards. Ten would give you 2,220 yards. More than enough!

Even 9 hanks would give you 150 extra yards.
Ten hanks an extra 370 yards.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:13 AM   #608
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I found your colors on the Cascade website:

A nice solid granite grey 8400


Tropical seascape colors! 9451



Cool & fresh: 9452!


9460
Nice and fresh!
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My favorite two: 9452 and 9460, with 9460 being my first choice!
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
My favorite two: 9452 and 9460, with 9460 being my first choice!
I measure 48" now around the bust, but am trying to lose weight, so thought I would knit CPH in the size 48" and hopefully I will only measure 44" or so by next winter (just coming into summer now)

I think I must have decided on that number of balls when I was going to do the size to fit me now, which would have been about 52".

If 10 balls would be enough, that opens my choice up hugely!
Your large samples are great, from them I think I will discard 8400 and 9451 and ponder on the rest.

I have been told that I can get the Calluna Jacket pattern from KnitPicks as a guest and do not need to register. That was what I could not do as it needed a USA address. So I will try that today. CPH and Calluna should see me right for next winter!

Have just been back and checked southseasknitting and am throwing 9450 Smoke Heather and 9563 Olive Drab Heather into the ring too.

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