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June 30, 2005


I was *window shopping* around the Web yesterday, looking for new and wonderful things and decided to put together a little list of yarns that one could use for the ChicKnits Scoop du Jour…

Basically, I searched on the gauge the sweater calls for (18 sts / 24 rows or Aran or Heavy Worsted) using these resources –


Wise Needle


Knitter’s Review


Here’s my Partial List:

ArtYarns “SuperMerino”

Arucania “Nature Wool or Cotton”

Black Water Abbey “2Ply Worsted”

Blue Sky “Dyed Cotton”

Blue Sky “Organic Cotton”

Brown Sheep “Lamb’s Pride”

Barlett “2-Ply Worsted”

Christopher Sheep Farms “2-Ply Worsted”

Debbie Bliss “Cashmeriono Aran”

Debbie Bliss “Denim Aran”

Dzined Merino “Wool/Hemp Worsted Weight”

Dzined “Wool/Hemp/Mohair Worsted Weight”

GGH “Samoa”

Karabella “Aurora 8”

King Tut “Egyptian Cotton”

Noro “Cash Iroha”

Noro “Kureyon”

Noro “Shinano”

Noro “Silk Garden”

Rowan “All Seasons Cotton”

Rowan “Kid Classic”

Sirdar “Romance”

Wool Pack “10 Ply”

The two little buddies sitting on my couch are the original Scoop in Rowan All Seasons Cotton, and it’s sibling, the CE Scoop (white).

COOL HINT #1 (thanks Mary S.): Notice any difference? On the original grey Scoop – I made the ribbed edging on the body 4 inches; on the sleeves, 5 inches.

You can make the ribbing however long you want it (up to the length as stated in the pattern) ! Just be sure to knit an equivalent amount of Stockinette st to equal the pattern’s written amount of ribbing when you are completing the piece…

COOL HINT #2: A LITTLE steam on that ribbed edging will make it lie open and flat. LIGHTLY steam it while spreading with your hand – be careful not to overdo it (or steam your little fingers :)

COOL HINT #3: Not sure how to block cotton or a cotton blend? Go HERE for some tips and tricks…

…please send me any and all yarn suggestions – anybody tried the TLC Cotton Plus at this gauge?

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