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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Blue & Green Yarn (what to make with it?) & Pattern Find (search is over!)

Hi everyone!


I did something wild and crazy the other day and bought a huge cone size 4/2 cotton yarn described as having 9.53 to 9.91 POUNDS of yarn on the cone.



I have very large hands for a girl and this is what the cone looks like from the side view:





Here is a view of the top of the cone:



And, here is how small / large the yarn size is (about the size of 2 strands of size 10 thread held together)


I wanted to see how accurate a description the item was given on the weight and so I placed it on our scale.  This is one of those doctor's office scales which can weigh from 1 to 500 pounds.  It's a SECA brand scale - an older model but it works just fine.


Well, I set the sliders to zero to make sure that everything was calibrated correctly and then put the cone on the scale.  This weighed in at 10 pounds .... WOW!



   

Needless to say, I am going to have fun with this yarn.  I already have a design in mind which I bought yesterday. I couldn't believe my luck as I have been looking for this pattern for about a year now and this lady had one copy to sell:


Finding this pattern sure made my Mardi Gras for me!  I'm thinking that this blue and green yarn might work well for this.  I don't know if I will use 1 or 2 strands to make this - just something that I need to play with on my gauge.

My only irritation so far with this pattern is how the gauge is written, which isn't much (and this was typical of crochet patterns back in the 1970's).  It says: 1 pat = 1"; 2 rows = 1"

I understand the "2 rows" being 1 inch  as these seem to be primarily dc rows. It's the "1 pat," as if I've already made the garment and I know what part of the pattern row they are talking about.

I'll have to fiddle around with this but I have to get some more projects finished first.  :)  Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog!   :)  :)

22 comments:

  1. Wow my old age can actually lend a hand. When they say "pat = 1"" they mean that the repeating part equals one inch. So say you are doing a granny square with 2 dc ch 1 2 dc in same space that would be the pat. Hope that helped.

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    1. Thanks for this information about the gauge and the way it is written in the pattern. :) I'm fairly new to crocheting garments which have to be gauge-critical and fit. Over the years, I've mostly made things that weren't gauge specific such as doilies, bookmarks, scarfs, edgings, etc, etc.
      I will re-read the pattern (I have it on my phone now), and try to determine where they mean their "pattern" for the gauge.
      Thanks again and thanks for visiting my blog! :) :)

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  2. ooh I love those twisty-color yarns! Perhaps the 'pattern' means the pattern stitch, or the shell in this case. Cute top, though! You will have to tell me where you get the huge cones!

    A Dog In A Sweater

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    1. Hi Jenna,
      I bought this cone from a seller on ebay (jkvickers). She's really good to buy from. I recently used some of the Aunt Lydia's Double Twist (which is 2 strands size 10 held together), and I loved it. I have the pattern stored on my phone now so pulling it out and reading it on my lunch hour is not a problem. I'll have to see if I can tell where they mean "pat" in this case.
      Thanks again and thanks for visiting my blog! :) :)

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  3. That looks like a beautiful pattern to make with that yarn. Have fun with it!

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I will and I'll be snapping pictures of it as the work progresses. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  4. Pretty yarn and lots of it! Wow!

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    1. Ebay is such a dangerous place for me, with all the yarns for sale. That's where I found this cone. :) :)

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  5. Hi.. thank you or visit my blog.. my inglsh is wake, but i try.. your blog is very nice.. kisses from Brazil. Renata

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  6. Hi Renata,
    Thanks for the kind words and for visiting my blog. your blog is wonderful.

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  7. 10lb... That's a lot of yarn! I do love the pattern. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy this week. Wishing you a happy weekend Lee Ann! :)

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    1. Hi Sara,

      My pleasure! I'm glad you have the chain loop scarf pictured there. That's an awesome pattern! You have a great blog and hope you have a great weekend too! :)

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  8. I would love to come across a find like this!!! That yarn is so huge! :)

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    1. This is an ebay buy. There are lots of yarn sellers there - just be sure to view their feedback ratings and descriptions. :)

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  9. Hi Lee, This yarn roll is soooo big!!!!
    Amazing!!!You will crochet a lot ...:-))))))))
    Look I have a diagram from this crochet blouse, if you want write me...A lot of kisses..greetings from Brazil!
    Ivelisebarssotti3@gmail.com

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  10. bonjour merci d etre passer sur mon blog a mon tour je rejoint votre blog c est tres jolie ce que vous fete j adore votre tunique blanche vous faite du tres beau travail amitier prunelle

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  11. Olá querida!
    Venho agradecer por ser minha seguidora! Já estou lhe seguindo também!
    Quanto sua dúvida do padrão, tenho um para lhe passar, foi nele que copiei para fazer minhas batas!!!!
    Veja nesse site:http://marisatricotecrochet.blogspot.com/
    Espero tê-la ajudado!
    Beijos,
    Carla.

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  12. Oi querida,
    Voltei para dizer que coloquei seu blog no meu cantinho dos favoritos, tá????
    Seus crochês são lindos!!!!
    Beijos,
    Carla.

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  13. (⁀‵⁀,) ✿
    .`⋎´✿✿¸.•°
    ✿¸.

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  14. bonjour bien jolie ce que vous faite la tunique blanche est tres jolie de tres jolie ouvrage merci pour votre commentaire bonne journee a vous prunelle

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  15. Wow, that's a big spool! I love lace crochet and have done a fair bit myself. I made the lace edging for my antique oak china cabinet. Thanks for visiting my blog! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. hehe well what can one say...WOW!
    You can always blend it with other yarns to make a change when you have finished the top..love it by the way
    x

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