Tuesday, April 10, 2007


So I want to make this sweater:
Rapunzel, from Rowan. It calls for Rowan Kid Classic and Lurex (which is discontinued), with the Lurex being used for an intarsia pattern at the top of the jacket. I don't want to buy Kid Classic (b/c I'm cheap), but I really want to get Kidlin Pixie to substitute for the Lurex....the problem is picking colors...

After some suggestions, I'm still narrowing it down :) And I'm sure you all love following through the thought (or lack thereof) process!

There's Cascade Bollicine Etoile, to be used for the body (Valley Yarn Florence is pricier when you consider yardage). And there's the Kidlin Pixie, to be used instead of Lurex (at the top of the sweater):

So many yarns, so little cash :)


Anonymous said...

Ooh, I've had my eye on that as well! Bonne Marie of Chic Knits made one waayyy back. I'd go with grey/grey. If you can find a single yarn that matches the gauge it's probably better, unless you really want to follow the pattern. The Bollicine Etoile looks cuddly soft!

- MJ

Catherine said...

I've bought Rowan Lurex at Wildfiber ( within the past three months. They had a decent range of colors, if memory serves. Perhaps you could call them and see if they have any still in stock?

Robknits said...

I'd be no help -- I am in the middle of a sweater with Kid Classic and love it. Have fun -- cute pattern.

Francesca said...

That's a gorgeous cardigan. I love all the colors, but I wonder if the yarns in the pictures may be a littlle too fuzzy for good stitch definition. Have you done any swatching?

JulieFrick said...

So many possibilities! I know that Veronique (Tres Chic) did this a while back, and may have some hints for you!