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Sep 11, 2011 17:38:09   #
Deeknits
 
Designer1234 wrote:
snip....(2)One large ball of worsted or sport yarn in one color for the yoke and sleeves etc.

(3)One large ball of a variegated worsted or sport yarn for the bottom half of the sweater.


What do you mean by 'large ball'? Can you give approx. yardage?
 
Sep 11, 2011 17:41:33   #
kentish lady
 
l would like to have a go they are very pretty
Sep 11, 2011 17:46:28   #
kentish lady
 
how do you book mark it
Sep 11, 2011 17:47:27   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Walmart sells large balls of yarn -- in canada they sell for 8.98 each and they have them in knitting worsted and sport weight yarn. I am sorry I don't have a label. If anyone else has gone and purchased some - would you post? I will drop into walmart on my way home from my little holiday and check out the yardage and weight. two of these (one plain color and one variegated will be more than you will need. Sorry I don't have the label. Shirley
Sep 11, 2011 17:48:48   #
Tarheel Julie
 
Count me in, too! I was so envious after looking at the wonderful things on your blog, so I am literally jumping with excitement (sitting here in my chair, of course) at the opportunity to make one of my very own! Thank you so much for going the extra mile for us KPers!
Sep 11, 2011 17:50:23   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
"how do you bookmark it" you copy the link and write it down, or if you can' you can use your bookmarks if you are on a Mac or a favorite -- it is the place where you save addresses. hope this
helps.

here is the link for this page

http://www.knittingparadise.com/compose_reply.jsp?topicnum=29345
 
Sep 11, 2011 17:52:47   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
here is the proper link -- the other one I gave a few minutes ago isn't correct

http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-29345-1.html

If you enter it in the space at the top of your computer page and click the
arrow you should get it . Shirley
Sep 11, 2011 18:14:55   #
DanaKay
 
Count me in please! I really could use a nice sweater!
Thank you Shirley for doing this. This will be a wonderful experience.
Sep 11, 2011 18:37:49   #
kentish lady
 
thanks for that designer 1234 done it ,
soooo excited going to design my own cardigan its going to be a 1st .
l would like thank you designer 1234 for helping me do so.
Sep 11, 2011 19:30:15   #
freckles
 
Designer1234 wrote:
you certainly are welcome -- I hope things pick up for you.


That is one reason why I suggested the walmart yarn as here in Canada the large balls are only $8.88 each so you can knit it for under $20.oo/ They wear well and look nice -- then if someone wants to put more expensive yarn into one, that is good, and they have an idea what they will finish with.

So don't be afraid to ask questions and write down what we do.
I would suggest you copy or save the posts if you can. Shirley
you certainly are welcome -- I hope things pick up... (show quote)


Is it possible to use a variety of stash for the bottom half so people can use from their stash?
Sep 11, 2011 19:38:15   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
is it possible to use stash for the bottom?


***answer ****-

yes it is -- you could make stripes of different colors or maybe 3 or 4 colors that go well together. you could make thick and thin strips -- remember they will be vertical. Or if you really wanted to you could use one color that goes nicely with the yoke color - although I would prefer it if we all use a few colors at least on the bottom portions of the sweater. Shirley (designer 1234

http://shirl-oneofakindfiberarts.blogspot.com/
 
Sep 11, 2011 20:47:46   #
barblaff
 
Count me in. I am so excited I could scream, but no caps, so just know this has made my day. You are so kind to this for and with us.
Sep 11, 2011 20:58:13   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
We have nearly 25 people which is wonderful. I think we will have fun.


If the weather holds out here we will be gone for the next two days. I will email when we get back. I hope you will all be ready to start by the end of the week! Shirley

http://shirl-oneofakindfiberarts.blogspot.com/
Sep 11, 2011 21:17:37   #
Mary Jean
 
please count me in hairgal41@aol.com
Sep 12, 2011 06:31:33   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
Monday -- I just found one of the large balls from Walmart - one of you were
asking about them.

The one I have here is Red Heart sport light --1050 meters -1144 yards -
350 gms - 12.35 oz. Two of these will more than cover your sweater The worsted weight is different . don't have the amounts for it.

YOu can use either worsted weight (heavier sweater 5.5 mm (9)
or the sport -- 5 mm (8) needles - Shirley
sport weight use 5 mm needles or size 8
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