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ErinAmy
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 04/02/2005 :  10:54:05 AM  Show Profile Send ErinAmy a Private Message
I am still working on my first one w/ some beautiful handpainted wool and am planning my next one, but wondering if Noro Silk Garden would work, how much do I need?
Thanks!
Erin

Sarah R
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USA
115 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  11:53:07 AM  Show Profile Send Sarah R a Private Message
Erin - If you go here:
http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32657
you'll see that Tam used five skeins of silk Garden for a gorgeous clapotis.

(Sorry, I don't know how to make the nice links here.)

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Lavender Stripes
Gabber Extraordinaire

417 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  12:19:54 PM  Show Profile Send Lavender Stripes a Private Message
Actually she used 6.5 according to that link, but I'm sure you could use a little less since she made a large one. By the way, what handpainted wool are you using? I'm perusing yarns for it right now- I'm finally allowing myself to catch the "Clap" now that I've finished a few of my WIPs.
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Tam
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Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2005 :  2:42:27 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
I knitted mine exactly according to the pattern and I did use 6.5 balls, but I have heard of other people using more.

If you did less of the middle section of repeats, which would make it shorter then you will use less.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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"The problem with common sense these days is that it is not very common." - John Parkes

2005 Stats: 3 WIPs, 8 FO
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ErinAmy
Chatty Knitter

USA
147 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2005 :  08:34:15 AM  Show Profile Send ErinAmy a Private Message
Thanks for the infot Tam, your clappy is beautiful! I love the colors you chose! You are a great knitter!
Erin
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Sarah R
Chatty Knitter

USA
115 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2005 :  11:55:39 AM  Show Profile Send Sarah R a Private Message
Ooops...sorry for the mis-quote. Then again, I consider myself highly skilled (or lucky) just being able to find Tam's post and link to it!

As long as we are talking about the clapotis here, I have a quick question. I am knitting one now in the Handpainted worsted merino (and this shawl may well become my security blanket!). I have four balls of equal length. When the second ball ran out, I had done 9 of the 13 repeats required for the middle portion. It seems to me, then, that logically I could throw in maybe three extra repeats (to make the shawl longer) and still have enough yarn. Does that make sense?



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Tam
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Australia
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Posted - 04/04/2005 :  3:44:32 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
That would probably work and you would have enough yarn. I actually had 8 balls of Silk Garden, but if I had altered the pattern to use all the wool I had then it would be about 7' long; i haven't actually measured it, but it looks close to 6' as it is.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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"The problem with common sense these days is that it is not very common." - John Parkes

2005 Stats: 3 WIPs, 8 FO
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Sarah R
Chatty Knitter

USA
115 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2005 :  5:49:30 PM  Show Profile Send Sarah R a Private Message
Actually, I realize...thinking about it...that the first ball of yarn completely did the increase section and some of the straight...maybe one repeat. So I could completely use up the third ball of yarn and be pretty sure that the fourth ball will let me finish it off.

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