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[Jul. 13th, 2008|12:27 pm]
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[givinguponyou]
If I want to use a different color trim for the waist band and cuffs, does it have to be the same yarn as what is in the body? Most people don't sell matching trim with their yarn but I was thinking of asking someone to dye me some matching trims. Would it work out if they were different kinds of yarn or do I have to try to match it all up? (I have mostly BFL and BBR if that matters)
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-07-13 04:46 pm (UTC)
nope! I used patons worsted wool with some mosaic moon BFL (aran weight). it turned out pretty cute!

black rainbow set for cupcake

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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
That is freaking adorable!! I think I'm going to try to get someone to dye me up a bunch of solid trim colors so I always have some on hand.
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-07-13 04:54 pm (UTC)
i like mine to be the same but it doesn't always work that way and always still works out fine. I have some natural malabrigo, LTK farm yarn and malabrigo so I use one of those. :) I like to try to match the weight as well as possible.

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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-16 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'm still figuring out all the weights, etc. I did order some 41 and 47 inch needles so I can attempt the magic loop thing, though. I saw you talking in up in the comments of another post and figured, hey, why not. Haha!
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-07-17 12:57 am (UTC)
i so wish i'd attempted it earlier in my knitting career. :D
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[User Picture]From: alison_in_oh
2008-07-13 05:28 pm (UTC)
It makes the math easier if the yarns knit to the same gauge, but other than that, the sky's the limit!
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[User Picture]From: alison_in_oh
2008-07-13 05:29 pm (UTC)
Your blue longies that I made, the trim is in a bulky three-ply merino that usually knits to about 4.5 stitches per inch; the body is one-ply merino that most people get 5-5.5 spi with. It worked out, eh!
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-16 11:47 pm (UTC)
I still need to learn all the gauge stuff and the math that goes with it. Eek!

<3<3 those longies!! I put them away in my babies memory boxes. I actually learned how to knit using the yarn you sent back!
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