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Friday, 28 September 2007



seems you are all in agreement: plain stitch, looser texture, bigger needles. I think I agree with you too. And that idea about checking out Louise Harding's website is a good one.

However, I'm still open to suggestions as the yarn and I have having a small break from each other!


It looks like it wants to be knitted up in big loose stitches to me- I'd try some much larger needles.


I concur with the two above comments. I, too, wondered about the k2, p2 rib. Have you looked on the website of the yarn manufacturer to see what they did with the yarn? I'm sure a great deal of thought goes into the items they create with their yarns. The k2, p2 was the first vision that came to me - the second was one of a more consistent openwork, like the one you made in your "importance of matching" entry only on larger needles to show off that bronze thread that runs through the yarn.
I know what my grandmother would say (she taught me to knit when I was 6)..."if you're questioning"
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.


I would echo what aunty shabby said about a plain stitch. What would it be like in a k2p2 rib? Or garter stitch on big needles? Or stocking stitch on big needles in the round? (to avoid the rolling-up-ee-ness)

Aunty Shabby

This is something you do have a bit of trouble with at times. I don't so much, but I think sometimes it is a case of taking the wool out and "thinking on it" a bit (like sleeping on it) and hoping inspiration stikes. It usually does. Eventually.

I think with this yarn you need a fairly plain stitch to show off the lovely sheen, with a result that is not too wide or dense. You do tend to like pretty heavy and wide scarves - I think this needs to be more flowy. Maybe crochet on a large hook. Or knitted on bigger needles? Think of it more as a piece of fabric silk and how it would drape and then look at some stitches which might produce that effect! I should start charging for this advice!!

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