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 654 Yards Noro Silk Garden
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aprilshowers
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  7:14:06 PM  Show Profile Send aprilshowers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have no idea how I came up with this amount to purchase but it's been sitting in my stash for a while and I'd love to find something to do with it. For those not familiar with this yarn, it's a silk/mohair/wool blend (which I think is not particularly soft), 18sts/4" self-striping in subtle wide stripes. It's color 34, not that that tells you much!

TIA!

maribelaprn
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  7:33:54 PM  Show Profile Send maribelaprn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, you can't make anything with 654 yards of Silk Garden in colour 34. You should immediately send it to me so I can add it to my 10 skeins of the same colour and I'll figure out something to make (rubbing hands together... snicker...)!

Mari

2007 shawls/throws completed: 19
2007 socks completed: 20
WIPs: Angel Lace shawl (Fiber Trends) and
Monkey Bar socks (Wildhorse Farms) in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox

My blog: http://maribelaprn.blogspot.com/
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Mickey
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Posted - 11/10/2007 :  11:39:33 PM  Show Profile Send Mickey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mari beat me to it again!
Seriously, though, 600 something yards should be enough for a vest, a simple one where the yarn speaks for itself.
http://www.ample-knitters.com/mid-xpress.html
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/karina/karina.html
both fund here
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aprilshowers
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Posted - 11/12/2007 :  10:57:22 AM  Show Profile Send aprilshowers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know, those 6 skeins seem awfully small and lonely. I think they would be terrified on their own in a postal box. Your 10 skeins would have a lot more company on their trip to me ;)

I'm not really the vest type but thank you for the suggestion anyway!

Any other ideas?
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ceecee
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Posted - 11/12/2007 :  2:20:41 PM  Show Profile Send ceecee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you haven't done Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style, there is enough for a smaller version. There would also be enough for a small, simple triangular shawl.
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Monkachia
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Posted - 11/13/2007 :  11:07:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Monkachia's Homepage Send Monkachia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made a big Clapotis with 10 balls of silk garden. Maybe you can make a regular sized one.

Chia

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aprilshowers
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Posted - 11/14/2007 :  7:32:06 PM  Show Profile Send aprilshowers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hm, a scarf or small shawl is a great idea. I don't wear them often but lately I've been wondering why and thinking I needed a new one to inspire me. I have done Clapotis before (thanks, Monkachia!) but I will definitely look up the Lady Eleanor. Any other favorites out there?

All my recent projects have been tiny leftover stash-busting projects and I've been aching for something to work on that takes more than 2 days!
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aprilshowers
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Posted - 11/27/2007 :  11:00:15 AM  Show Profile Send aprilshowers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What do you guys think of using Noro for this scarf?

http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html

It says it uses about 375yd so I could make a matching hat too. Will the Silk Garden be too scratchy to wear against my skin like that?
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2totangle
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Posted - 11/27/2007 :  1:17:52 PM  Show Profile Send 2totangle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know if you have access to VK Winter 2004/05, but it includes a very cute Cornelia Hamilton K2, P6 ribbed vest that calls for exactly 6 skeins of Silk Garden in the Small and Medium sizes. It looks easy, fast & stylish.



Suzanne

A few pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2totangle/
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Mickey
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Posted - 11/27/2007 :  10:17:01 PM  Show Profile Send Mickey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by aprilshowers

What do you guys think of using Noro for this scarf?


quote:
Will the Silk Garden be too scratchy to wear against my skin like that?
rub it against your throat/neck. IMHO, that's the best way to tell
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Valk_scot
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Posted - 11/28/2007 :  01:38:20 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Silk Garden softens up a huge amount when washed. It relaxes too, so remember to wash your swatch before mesuring.




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ceecee
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Posted - 11/28/2007 :  08:01:27 AM  Show Profile Send ceecee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by aprilshowers

What do you guys think of using Noro for this scarf?

http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html

It says it uses about 375yd so I could make a matching hat too. Will the Silk Garden be too scratchy to wear against my skin like that?



If you click on the pictures of finished scarves on the leaf scarf site and scroll down, you'll see a few in stripey yarn similar to Noro and decide if you like the effect. Personally, I'd use the Noro for items where the unique striping and color combos can be displayed to advantage and not obscure a lace pattern (although some patterns like feather and fan or chevron would wave nicely) l. Try washing your FO with shampoo with conditioner to soften it.
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2totangle
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Posted - 11/28/2007 :  10:31:29 AM  Show Profile Send 2totangle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thought of something else. If you're in need of seasonal gifts, you could make three Vintage Bubble Bags from Pursenalities. They knit up quickly, and Silk Garden's stripes soften up nicely when felted with Cascade 200.

Suzanne

A few pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2totangle/
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