Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I want to make this

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This pattern is from Windy Valley Muskox. I love it. It is made out of Guanaco. It takes three skeins. At 70.00 a skein that would be 210.00. Too much. So, I want to make it out of something else. Any suggestions? Gauge is 6 sts to the inch.

7 comments:

Stefaneener said...

Something with silk? Hey, how 'bout qiviut(sp)? I crack myself up. . .

Hockey Mom said...

Oh yeah, something like a silk/wool blend would be gorgeous.

BeanMama said...

I bought this pattern, too! Don't you think it's silly how they stuck a chopstick through it in this picture and called it a "capelet?" It's an awful pic -- it was gorgeous in person @ stitches. I'm glad I saw it. I was wondering what yarn to use also... thinking I might see if my 3 skeins of qiviut would make it (I bought it years ago to make a scarf for my brother and then decided I was attempting to buy his love, and I shouldn't bother. :)

Laurel said...

You can always default to that old stand by: cashmere!

http://tinyurl.com/pcmve

gerald said...

what about Silky Wool. It has a wonderful drape to the finished project. knits at 5.5 sts/inch on size 6 needle. A bit more less tramatic for the price.

Kim in Oregon said...

Guanaco isn't bat poop, is it? No, that's guano.

It's lovely!

tammy said...

this is gorgeous! cannot wait to see what you choose!