10/24/2009 11:08:06 AM
Maureen
Maureen
Posts 9
Can anyone recommend the soie bamboo. I have an old pattern for a drapey sweater with raglan sleeves. Calls for 15 balls of a pinguin yarn that is a linen wool blend that is not longer in existence, but the gauge is 23 stitches per 4 inches. I`m thinking of the soie bamboo and wondering how many cones I`d need to purchase.
10/25/2009 8:01:23 AM
Guest
Guest
Soie Bamboo is a lovely drapey yarn and super soft:-)

Each cone is almost 5 balls so I would think you would need 3 cones. You might only need 2 but it`s hard to compare with out the pattern or yarn.

Are you a Ravelry member? (If not you should really go and join!) http://www.ravelry.com/

If you are, go here and check out the project pages for Soie Bambou. There are tons of tops and tanks that have been made with less that a cone.

http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/elann-soie-bambou

What is the name of the pattern? What was the yarn it called for?

Diane
10/25/2009 4:28:31 PM
Maureen
Maureen
Posts 9
The pattern is a woman`s pullover in a very old Pingouin magazine (more than 20 years old). The yarn called for is Etincelle. The pattern calls for a beaded rib, which seems to use more yarn than average. I`ll definitely check out ravelry, which you are turning me onto for the first time. Thanks so much for your guidance!!!!
10/25/2009 10:09:40 PM
Guest
Guest
OMG! You haven`t checked out RAV YET? See ya in a month or 2!! LoL!It`s a very useful resource for knitters, crocheters, weavers and crafters in general! Highly addicting.

I am Dianepurls on Ravelry.

Take the tour and look me up when you get settled:-)
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