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LittleMousling
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Posted - 10/31/2005 :  09:10:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit LittleMousling's Homepage Send LittleMousling a Private Message
Real laceweight, this stuff - doubled, I'd still use a 0 needle for anything "solid." I was going to make some Fair Isle gloves with it but am going with a different yarn for that, so ... suggestions? I should probably mention that lace shawls aren't, erm, quite my thing.

It's one skein of each (437 yds per skein) in Natural White, Natural Tan, Denim, and Black - they go quite well together and it's a nice mix because it would work with my black heavy coat as well as my brown suede jacket.

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-Molly, obsessive but not exclusive socknitter
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MMario
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Posted - 10/31/2005 :  10:32:37 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
You could probably do a nice striped scarf - I would suggest knitting it sideways - so the the stripes run the length of the scarf. should be warm and cozy - and you could have fin varying the width of the stripes.

Or send me the yarn *grin* I have lots of people waiting for lace shawls.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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Calamintha
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Posted - 10/31/2005 :  2:06:49 PM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message
There are some nice patterns for laceweight alpaca from this site:

http://www.thealpacayarnco.com/Suri%20Elegance%20Patterns.htm

There are several sweaters, scarves, a vest and a hat. I have ordered patterns from this company and they have good service. (NAYY). You might also be interested in the Mary Jane cardigan available from Knitpicks.
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