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Old 05-06-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Need suggestions
I plan to knit this fr my DD for Christmas and what some thoughts.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ing-hoods-cape

Would a yarn like this look right, or should I stick with a solid.

http://www.yarn.com/product/webs-kni...erwash-paints/

The yarn I use needs to be super soft and not itchy any suggestions? She has dark hair and eyes and fair skin, her favorite color is pink. Please help I want this to be right. And I need to get started soon.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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That yarn is gorgeous And I've not personally made a garment from it, but I hear nothing but good things about the superwash Cascade -- that it washes well and is soft. Good luck, I'm sure your DD will love it!
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If it were a variegated yarn I might think it would be a bit busy but the yarn you chose looks like a striping yarn and I think that would look cool. You may have to do some extra work to make sure the yarn doesn't pool in a weird pattern. Is it all done in one piece? If it is, then you don't have to worry about matching up stripes on separate pieces. Hmmm ... I don't believe I've ever seen cables done in anything but solid colors. That really is a beautiful looking yarn!
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Ya I didn't really think about cables in anything but solids. The yarn is beautiful, but I agree with Craw... it depends on if it's variegated and how it pools, too. With the cabling maybe something solid would look better? I don't know for sure -- either way it will be beautiful and well loved
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That's adorable. As for the yarn.. I think a solid would show up the cables and pattern better, but it would still be cute.

As for the yarn..have you used Cascade 220 before? I used it (non superwash kind) for some charity items and even after soaking in hair conditioner I found them rather rough and not soft. I am extra sensitive though myself so it may be fine for anyone who isn't sensitive to wool at all.
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That's adorable. As for the yarn.. I think a solid would show up the cables and pattern better, but it would still be cute.

As for the yarn..have you used Cascade 220 before? I used it (non superwash kind) for some charity items and even after soaking in hair conditioner I found them rather rough and not soft. I am extra sensitive though myself so it may be fine for anyone who isn't sensitive to wool at all.
What yarn would you suggest for softness? She hates anything itchy.
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What yarn would you suggest for softness? She hates anything itchy.
I'm assuming you want wool since that was your original yarn? Since I am sensitive to all the wools I've tried so far I am not going to be the best judge of yarn. Do you have any wool in your stash that you can test on her?
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It doesn't have to be wool, just something with substance (warm with some loft) but not to heavy I would prefer natural fibers but a blend would be OK. I am really wide open for suggestions, I want her to love it.
The only thing wool I tried on her was a pair of socks made from Heart and Sole and she thinks they itch but will wear them over tights or if it is really cold.
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