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ladycallie:
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Tue, Jan. 24th, 2012 10:30 pm

My best friend from high school is getting married next month, and I thought I'd make her and her husband a pretty coverlet (she and I learned how to crochet together back in the day). I found a yarn I like (Yarn Bee Princess in White Night).

However, I can not find a pattern that looks right. I've tried four different ones, this is my current attempt. The previous patterns were a larger shell (which I frogged after 5 rows because it was working up too puffy for my liking), and a basket weave pattern (which didn't show the weave well).

I've never had this kind of frustration with finding a pattern before. Is it fair to say maybe the yarn is the problem? It's an acrylic/polyamide blend, medium 4. I looked through Ravelry's yarn index specifically for Yarn Bee Princess, but there wasn't a pattern that amused me.

Any suggestions? Should I just keep frogging and trying different patterns until I find one that looks right? Or should I call defeat with the yarn? Could it be hook size that's causing me grief? I've used the size recommended and the next size larger for all the attempts I've done (my tension is always tight, so going up a size isn't uncommon for me).

Thanks in advance!

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bluehwys:
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Tue, Jan. 10th, 2012 02:27 pm

I have some yarn that I bought a while ago, and only have so much of it. It's lovely yarn, beautiful colors and so soft, but I only have as much as I have. Is there a website or something where you can go and say, "I have this much yarn, show me patterns using only this amount of yarn"?

The yarn is Debbie Bliss, cashmerino chunky. Each ball is 65m/50g.

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Thanks!

::ETA:: Did not know you could search Ravelry by yardage! Observant, me? Thanks!

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juleakab:
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Thu, Dec. 8th, 2011 08:26 am

I just downloaded a pattern for a mug coaster/cozy. I was planning on using my leftover wool from my owl hats, but then I saw that the pattern recommends cotton, and it made me second-guess myself. I understand why you wouldn't want to use acrylic on a hot mug, because it could melt, but wool should work, right? You need heat and water and agitation to make wool felt, right? So just heat shouldn't make it felt. I was actually thinking wool would be BETTER than other yarns, because it's a good insulator. Reassure me, or tell me I'm dead wrong, before I crochet something useless! TIA!

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fushigi_na_chou:
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Mon, Oct. 24th, 2011 02:23 pm

I have recently discovered the wonders of buying things from Amazon, and I'm putting together a wishlist to include crocheting materials. I want to add some yarn to my wishlist, but seeing as how I like to touch and fondle yarn before purchasing it to be sure I like the texture and softness, but can't when buying online, I was wondering if I could get some suggestions from experienced buyers. :) In your guys' experience, what fabrics tend to be the softest? Also, is there a particular brand that you prefer for its softness? How about organic versus non-organic? Thanks so much in advance. :D

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miss_conduct:
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Wed, Jun. 29th, 2011 11:40 am

I have recently fallen in love with self striping yarns. The thing is, I live in a pretty isolated area, and yarn choices are pretty thin, so internet it is. Before I go all out and buy one of everything, I thought I'd turn to you guys, word of mouth is the best kind of advertising. What's your favourite self striping yarn (the longer stripes, the better)? I'm not too fussy about weight, either. Pics are always helpful :)
Thanks!

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fushigi_na_chou:
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Tue, Mar. 8th, 2011 12:31 pm

I was wondering: does the hook size have any part in how "fluffy" or soft a project is? All of my pieces have been done with an H size hook, and they haven't been nearly as soft feeling or looking as other people's projects. I can't tell if it's the yarn I'm using or the hook size. :/ I'd really like to try making something with a larger hook size (maybe I or J). Can anyone help me with this/provide any suggestions with the hook size thing or projects I might be able to try?

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muffinmon:
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Wed, Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:36 pm



I recently made my boyfriend's friend pick me up Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies...now picture a 6 foot, 300+lb Native American carrying this book!!...
I am excited to make up the spaghetti scarf, only because I have those colours on hand.
MUST USE UP STASH!! (sorry)
I don't know anything about types of yarn.
The scarf is supposed to be felted.
The pattern calls for Pattons Wool Classics, and I only have RedHeart.
I realize that it won't look as felted, but would it look horrible?
The felting technique is dryer felting.

Thanks in advance...

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sandersyager:
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Mon, Jan. 31st, 2011 03:20 am

Is anyone familiar with America's Best yarn from Pisgah Yarn and Dyeing Co.? They're having a 50% off sale on everything but their Peaches & Creme yarn, and I'm curious about the AB. I'm looking to make washcloths with it but I'm not sure at all about the texture and whether it'd be suitable. It's a Mercerized Perle Cotton, if anyone has experience with that type of yarn in a different brand. Thanks for any information/advice/feedback about the yarn ya'll can give me.

As far as the sale goes, I have no idea how long it's going on. There's no indication on their site, but I'm going to probably try and call tomorrow to find out for sure.

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anya_del_toboso:
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Sat, Jan. 29th, 2011 06:55 pm

Check it out:

http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-recycle-sweaters-for-yarn

It is fast becoming my new hobby. :)

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kallaneboi:
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Tue, Nov. 23rd, 2010 08:19 pm
 I want to make this (Ravelry pattern or Lion Brand pattern, they're the same one) afghan for a friend, but I was wondering instead of using super chunky yarn if it would work out the same if I used three or even four strands at once. Additionally, I was wondering if anyone had ever done this for granny squares and if so, how well it worked. Also, what size hook did you use? I know I'm going to need a P or a Q.

Any advice would be helpful. Thank you!

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