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Old 04-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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What would you do
with ten skeins of this: http://discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com...uy_The_Bag.htm in Esquire? I ordered one bag last night (and one ball of black Sockotta) because I'm fascinated with bamboo yarn. Now, do I add it to my stash until inspiration strikes me or actively look for a project? I am a new knitter and it has to be simple. I haven't even followed a pattern yet!
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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I bought 2 skeins of 100% bamboo yarn at a lys and started a sock. I wasn't happy with the weight and feel and believe the sock would have ended up pooling around my ankles. I frogged and am now working on a lace scarf. I'm hoping it will block well to display the pattern. I probably should have done a simpler design, not so open.
I didn't see a lot of projects on ravelry using bamboo, most of what I did see were tops and lingerie.
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I think seeing and touching the yarn will help to plan for it. I think I will add it to my stash, finish the things on my needles, and then look for a project. Meanwhile, I am more than open to suggestions from you all! I wonder if I will regret having only ten skeins?
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I think you will love the feel of it. The stuff I bought is soooo soft and silky feeling. I love working with it, but am still unsure what else I would make with it if I had more. To be honest I only spent about 1/2 hour searching and I only had 2 skeins.
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Tank top, as simple as you can find. Maybe this will be your inspiration to read your first pattern!
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I'm very intimidated by patterns. It's confusing. I'm watching videos. That helps. So, bamboo is a good weight and all for tank tops?
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:07 PM   #7
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Yes, it's very good. In case you missed it, here's a top pattern with Bernat Bamboo that might work with yours - http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=2587 - their yarn may be bulkier than yours, but you could knit a larger size after you check your sts/inch.
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That's pretty! Thank you! Maybe Julianne will let me make her more than scarves!
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I downloaded that pattern. Thanks again!
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I would send it to Ohio, c/o Newbie2Knitting.
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