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yarn recommendations?

I find myself wanting to knit the Flyaway Free Jacket from Just One More Row. (I would link to JOMR but it's currently under construction.) It calls for bulky yarn and uses an unusual very open stitch.

My question is: What yarn would you recommend? It has to be bulky in volume and lightweight.

Here's one that was knit in Colinette Giotto.

Here's another one; this is two yarns held together and I'm not crazy about the fabric.

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dr_brat
Apr. 26th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I like Colinette Point Five, although it is a thick and thin yarn that may not work with this particular stitch pattern. I also have some Himalaya Baby Yeti 3 Ply that I'm getting ready to play with and think would work nicely for this pattern, although it is apparently a super bulky.
firecat
Apr. 26th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Thanks - super bulky is also an option.
dr_brat
Apr. 26th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but I'm a dope. Baby Yeti is definitely not lightweight. I second the ribbon recommendation with the caveat that some of the nicest ribbons are also fairly pricey. Tahki makes a lovely hand-dyed rayon ribbon.
firecat
Apr. 26th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! One cool thing about this pattern is depending on your gauge you only need 500 yards for the largest size.
mjlayman
Apr. 26th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
I take it you want wool rather than cotton or silk, something light?
firecat
Apr. 26th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
I don't care about what it's made out of, as long as the yarn is lofty/lightweight.
mjlayman
Apr. 26th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who loves this cotton bulky and I have a skein of this silk bulky, in purple, of course.
firecat
Apr. 26th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yay purple! Thanks!
aquaeri
Apr. 26th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
Idunno but I wish you luck, it definitely needs a very light yarn, like a ribbon. Most cottons etc will be too heavy.
firecat
Apr. 26th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! That's one direction I was thinking.
porcinea
Apr. 26th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Morehouse Merino bulky. It's almost like roving, it's so lightly spun. Light and soft as a cloud.
firecat
Apr. 26th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm!
dr_brat
Apr. 29th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Outrageously wonderful
I happen to have a thing for Great Adirondack yarns anyway, but I think this would look fantastic done in the pattern you mention and so far it's at an amazing price:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Great-Adirondack-Hand-Painted-GOSSAMER-Luxury-Yarn_W0QQitemZ140227062398QQihZ004QQcategoryZ83944QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
firecat
Apr. 29th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Outrageously wonderful
Ooh!
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