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June 30, 2005

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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 -

Yarndex

Wise Needle

Google

Knitter’s Review

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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?

8 Responses to “June 30, 2005”

  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks so much for the list of yarns! I get befuddled very easily when it comes to stuff like that, so I appreciate your effort. And since I plan an making a few of these Scoopies . . .

    I’m doing one in TLC Cotton Plus right now (in Kiwi). The back is almost finished. I had to move up a needle size and I think it’s coming out right. It’s hard to tell because at the moment, the ribbing is like an accordian (I hope this blocks out!) and the stockinette is curling. But I measured as best I could and it seems right. When I’m done, I’ll send you pics and measurements. I’m loving the Cotton Plus, it’s really soft and squishy. So far, if I saw this sweater at the store, I’d buy it!

  2. Lolly says:

    Thanks SO much for the list–those are great :)

  3. Sarah Palmer says:

    I just finished a shrug in the Blue Sky Organic Cotton and it knits up great. While it is nice and soft, it knits up with the stitch definition of wool. I really enjoyed working with it. I got 4 sts. to the inch on an US8.

  4. jeanne says:

    Hi, Bonne Marie,

    What about Mission Falls 1824 Wool? 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″. Cha-ching!

    Love the Scoop – great job!

  5. Cindy D says:

    What yarn is used for the black and white striped scoop in the pic?

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    The white Scoop du Jour is made with Cotton Ease yarn. The Grey Mottled one is made from Rowan All Seasons Cotton in one of their melange colourways…

    I think it was called “Cloud”…

  7. Jewel says:

    I am currently doing the Scoop in some vanilla CE I found on clearance. IT’s knitting up like a dream. I wish I would have knitted with CE before.

  8. Patty says:

    Would any of the patons yarns work?

 
 
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