Roughly what weight does two strands of the alpaca cloud held together come to? I'm eyeing a sweater I'd like to make out of it, and I have some on hand. The sweater calls for worsted.
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I was wondering if it is necessary to block the cotton and superwash yarns like you do with wool
We have a whole guide to blocking easy-care yarns such as superwash wool, cotton, and acrylic on the Knit Picks blog.
You can find it here:
Hope that helps!
I'm new to this forum, so don't know if this will reach anybody, but my question is: Does anyone know what happened to
Knitting Paradise website??
Thanks so much,
Enid, you might check out the different knitalongs. Currently the most active groups are Ask the Fairy Godknitters and the Spin Along. But if one of the groups appears helpful to you, just jump in and post. Many of us still follow all or most of the forums. I belong to all of them and receive messages when anyone posts. If I don't have an answer, I might know who does.
Are you talking about this site? I've never really used that site so I don't know if it has ever looked different.
Are you a member of Ravelry? I lurked there for years before becoming active because I found it very overwhelming because it is so large. And there are some groups over there that are not nearly as friendly as here. But then there are also groups that are very friendly. I just avoid the groups that I don't feel are friendly.
Just pop in anywhere here and someone will usually help. If you have problems navigating the site, someone will help.
Thank you sooooo much, yes, it is "this site", I am a member of Raverly but have never looked at their forum.
Thanks also for the other sites you mentioned.
You are more than welcome.
I am planning to knit a nativity for Christmas. I want to use Palette and have a question I hope someone can answer.
What color would be appropriate for a Caucasian flesh tone?
That's a tough one, Faith. All the peachy/coral/pinky colors are way too dark for skin tones. I think the one that would best represent a caucasian flesh tone is Oyster Heather. But it would only be a representation, since this is definitely an off white color. You might try dyeing it in a little bit of strawberry/lemonade mixture of kool-aid to achieve the right color. If you don't want to experiment with the dyeing yourself, I could try some out for you.
Faith, I have a Christmas stocking that I do. It is extremely hard to find flesh tones in most yarns. I was fortunate enough to find a Jo Sharp DK weight that is perfect but it was discontinued years ago. I suggest you think about looking into tapestry yarns. There is a much wider selection of flesh tone colors. This was one of my options until I found this Jo Sharp. I think it would probably work well with Palette.
Thank you for the suggestions. I think I will try tea dying the yarn. I made a doll a while back and used cream yarn. I then buffed mineral makeup into the finished doll. It worked really well, but it is a bit unconventional. The thing is, I got the right color and was able to pink up the cheeks a bit.
Because the mineral makeup was pure pigment, it didn't transfer to your hands when the doll was handled.
I just feel like this is such a goofy method. I am a bit of a purest when it comes to knitting....maybe I should just go for it, and call myself revolutionary!! LOL!!