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Old 12-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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FO: Miss BB
Pattern: Miss BB by Bonne Marie Burns (ChicKnits)
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Donegal (Licorice)
Skeins used: 13.4

Finally finished! I wore this to the hospital (DH had total hip replacement last week). I felt great! It was a perfect fit! I did lengthen it by 3" from pattern directions. This yarn is a great wool! Just the right amount of warmth. A soft wool, not scratchy. Softer than Irish Tweed. (But it's not Malabrigo soft. It's not merino wool.)

Not too expensive either. ($2.80 per 109yds/50g ball!)
Total cost: $38
Buttons were essentially free. I cut them off an old sweater.

Click here to read modifications and notes in my 'Miss BB' (Ravelry) folder!





I have 6.6 skeins left over. I'm gonna knit another "ChicKami" to wear with this, and other, sweaters! You know me and my "twin sets"! I think it's a 50's thing! Although I hear they're back!
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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It's gorgeous!!! I'm so envious of your ability to wear wool and knit with these gorgeous yarns!
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Beautiful as always!!
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WOW!! GORGEOUS!!! (as always!) Love the color and those buttons are awesome!
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Originally Posted by WandaT View Post
...and those buttons are awesome!
And FREE, too! Salvaged buttons count as FREE, don't they?
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:56 PM   #7
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It's gorgeous!
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Ahhh...another lovely work of art. Hope you're husband is doing well after his surgery.

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It's beautiful! And the salvaged buttons work perfectly with it!!
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Another beautiful sweater. Was the other tweed yarn you liked so well KnitPicks? I notice this is Elann. The buttons are great. Don't you love recycling? :-)
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