May 26, 2006

Green Gable



I've been wanting to make something with this yarn forever, and never been able to find a pattern I loved until now. I'm kinda nervous about this though, as the yarn weight and content are completely different than what the pattern calls for. It's Blue Heron Yarns, in the rayon/metallic blend. I'm getting 6 sts/inch, and I redid all the math in the pattern based on that. I have 550 yds, which I'm praying is enough b/c this stuff is quite pricey and hard to find. This is the cactus colorway, with hints of purple in it. Has anyone out there ever knit with this before? Any experience you'd like to share?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! But what are you going to make with it?
I am off on my trip Saturday - taking today to get packed, etc. I am going on a cruise from LA to Mexico. I have put your email address in my phone, so I'll send pictures, shall I?
Hope your package gets there soon.
Secret Pal

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

I have some of this yarn and I've made the green gable twice. I don't think I'm going to use it to make a green gable though because I've swatched it a few times and to me - it wants to be 7 stitches/inch and I just doing feel it wants to be a green gable. I bet it can be if the right person knits it though. I think if you are making a small size you may have enough yarn - but I think that if you make anything over a large you may not have enough. I squeaked both of my GG's out with just under 2 skeins of cotton fleece, but since the gauge is different with the blue heron, wouldn't it take more yarn???

Good luck,

Sarah C

Coleen said...

I've never used it, but it sure is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dye-o-Rama buddy! Your yarn's in the mail, headin' your way! Watch for the mailman. Hope you like it!

Lauri said...

Hi, I also have 2 skeins of this beautiful yarn (Marshgrass colorway). I've been looking for a good sweater pattern. I would love to hear how your sweater turns out!

Nit One Perl Two said...

I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I'll let you know when I complete the "world renound" triple lindee patern!