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 Anyone knit with Silk Road DK Tweed?
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shanonstone@hotmail.com
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Posted - 05/23/2005 :  11:52:02 PM  Show Profile Send shanonstone@hotmail.com a Private Message
I am planning to knit an aran sweater for my husband, and was thinking of using Silk Road DK Tweed. Clara's review was positive about the yarn, but somewhere on the internet I read a negative review. The person stated that it was very hard to get a nice and even knitted fabric with this yarn, and that the yarn tends to turn into 2 loose strands.
Has anybody knitted a cabled pattern with this yarn and have the same problems?

amber
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Posted - 05/24/2005 :  11:58:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit amber's Homepage Send amber a Private Message
http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35218

they were chatting about this yarn as well

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shanonstone@hotmail.com
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Posted - 08/22/2005 :  9:56:40 PM  Show Profile Send shanonstone@hotmail.com a Private Message
I went ahead and ordered a skein of this yarn, and knitted a nice size swatch in a cable pattern from Elsebeth Lavold's book. I didn't have any problems at all with uneven stitches or unwinding strands. The yarns feels very cushy and soft and knits up easily. I don't think that this is a yarn that will stand up to heavy wear, as it fuzzed up after only 1 washing. Also it doesn't take much to break the strand. This will probably pill very fast and breaks or holes seem very likely. Probably best for plain stockinette stitch as this won't snag as other patterns with relief would.
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terivan
Chatty Knitter

Australia
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Posted - 08/23/2005 :  6:39:31 PM  Show Profile Send terivan a Private Message
I'm 90% through knitting Rafn from Lavold's Viking Patterns for Knitting, so I can't say how it will wear. It is easy to knit with, and I'm not having any problems, but it is a bit 'thick & thin', which I didn't expect. The stitches look a bit uneven at the moment, but blocking will fix that. I'm doing this for a friend, as I don't like the feel of the knitted fabric, but don't mind knitting with it.

Terry
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The Irish Ewe
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USA
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Posted - 08/24/2005 :  04:40:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit The Irish Ewe's Homepage Send The Irish Ewe a Private Message
We've (ourselves and customers) made a dozen sweaters, as many scarves/shawls, and even a pair of socks out of Jo Sharp's Silkroad (I'm assuming you meant Jo Sharp?) We did notice that texture showed up very well, but plain knitting looked... well... very plain. Not much happening visually there, particulary for a tweed. Even a wide set thin cable did more for us visually than row after row of knit. Color work blended very nicely between changes, most of the colors compliment one another anyways, and I've seen one (shawl? sweater? don't recall now) in thin stripes of deep blue and deep blue/teal that was drop dead stunning.

That said, as with most of the "designer name" yarns, yes there are knots and slubby spots. Most of us ended up rewinding the balls to check for this (better on the ball winder than half-way through a row!) but if you're doing texture an end can be woven in without notice most of the time.

In all - we love silkroad. Very soft, and when used with a gentle hand the drape is just right. Shows off your handywork very well, and great for cables, texture, and colors.

The Irish Ewe
Norway, Maine
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Wen
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Posted - 08/29/2005 :  7:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message
I'm knitting a cabled stole in the aran weight and I'm not having any problems with it. The cables stand out nicely in the tweedy textured wool.

Wen

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Two Sticks and a String
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Posted - 08/29/2005 :  8:00:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Two Sticks and a String's Homepage Send Two Sticks and a String a Private Message
I am almost finished with my aran sweater that I am using the Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran..... and I just ADORE it. It is just too lucious!

Dorene

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Charlotte "Charlotte's Web"

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