Opinions, please!

February 06, 2012 25 Comments

I am trying to use my stash yarn up before I buy one more skein of yarn!  I have 3 huge hanks of beautiful Blue Moon Woobu yarn to use.  Since I have not knit a sweater or cardigan in a while, I thought that it would be the perfect project. I need so me help with my pattern choice and would love your opinions! Acorns by Carole Sunday. Akoya by Carol Feller.           Amy Christopher's Acer.       Vionnet by Katya Wilsher. Dark & Stormy by Thea Colman.       I am also open to new ideas!  So if you have a pattern you love - please leave me your suggestion! I am swatched and ready to go!



25 Responses

melinda
melinda

September 26, 2016

I vote for either the Akoya or the Vionnet those are beautiful!

Sheila
Sheila

September 26, 2016

I cast my vote for Vionnet…I’m sure it will be beautiful whatever you choose

Merrill Williamson
Merrill Williamson

September 26, 2016

Katie, I really like Acer. I think the yarn would show great stitch definition.

On another subject, where did you get the “spindle”, i.e. the device that’s holding your cake of yarn? I’ve never seen one before. Did someone make it for you?

Cheryl
Cheryl

September 26, 2016

I like Dark and Stormy a lot, but I think Minna’s idea has some merit. That is something you have not done and would keep you busy for awhile!!

melinda
melinda

September 26, 2016

I have another suggestion, how about this one?? I love it, but a little out of my comfort zone right now.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/dayana/freija

Darla
Darla

September 26, 2016

I vote for Acorns…agree with Betsy.

Colleen
Colleen

September 26, 2016

Love Vionnet or the one Melinda posted.

Betsy
Betsy

September 26, 2016

Acorns is my favorite- it’s such an airy design, it would look good in spring and summer, too, for a chilly evening. I like the versatility. They’re all pretty, though.

Katie Zahner
Katie Zahner

September 26, 2016

Merrill,
My sister Colleen purchased this at the Yarn Seller in York, Maine and gave this to me last year. It is the perfect way to keep your yarn from running away! Pam at Knitting Criations in Somers also carries a similar spindle :)

jill
jill

September 26, 2016

Looks like I’m the odd one, but I love Akoya. That’s my vote for sure!

Karen
Karen

September 26, 2016

Love Vionnet and Dark and Stormy which by the way is the name of a drink with a dark beer and rum I think???

Michelle
Michelle

September 26, 2016

I like the 3rd one down. The titles aren’t lining up well. I think it is Dark & Stormy. But Vionnet is stunning as well!

Trish
Trish

September 26, 2016

I like Dark and Stormy :)

Katie Zahner
Katie Zahner

September 26, 2016

Yes, I do wash and block swatches – just not in that photo :)
(sometimes I cheat and steam iron – I admit it!)

melinda
melinda

September 26, 2016

You are odd like me I really liked that one too :)

adriana
adriana

September 26, 2016

love the dark & stormy, although I may just be in that find warm and cozy sweaters mood/phase. :-) The vionnet is also gorgeous.

Katie
Katie

September 26, 2016

I think the Dark and Stormy would look fantastic in the yarn.

Speaking of swatches, do you wash and block your swatches?

Jess
Jess

September 26, 2016

Dark & Stormy = first choice, Akoya = second choice

Donna
Donna

September 26, 2016

They are all lovely but look pretty difficult to me. I would go with the Vionett.

Merrill Williamson
Merrill Williamson

September 26, 2016

Katie,
Thanks for the information. I am going to call them and see if they’ll ship me one! (I live in Oklahoma and haven’t seen anything like it!) I have a yarn bell, but that requires you to knit at home. I’d love something I could take with me!

Katie
Katie

September 26, 2016

Thanks. I figure the more expert knitters I hear do this, the closer I’ll get to doing it myself! I currently just knit up a swatch, measure for gauge, and then rip out. Do you ever run into issues with needing the swatch yarn? Or do you just suck it up and buy extra yarn before you start just in case?

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Kris
Kris

September 26, 2016

I’d say acorns or dark and stormy—but they are all lovely

Carole
Carole

September 26, 2016

Dark and stormy

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