Thursday, October 11, 2007

Opinions Requested

This is the Three Squares and Two Sleeves sweater in Creative Knitting, Nov 07 I think this would be great for this winter, slopping about at home or with my pre-schoolers. BUT I don't like this yarn ( Lion Brand Romance, 85% acrylic,15% mohair) and it only comes in 4 colors. bleh.
I was looking at
yarn instead. Its Suri Dream from Knit Picks. 74% Suri Alpaca, 22% Peruvian Highland Wool, 4% Nylon . Super soft, plus it comes in a ton more colors... I think I'll pick Stone or Black Forest.
I'm reasonably certain I can get gauge. My question is-- will it be "too furry"? and make me looke like a Wookie? or maybe an Ewok (since I'm vertically challenged) Or will it be the soft and squishy sweater I live in this winter?
Anyone? Whatdoyouthink?
I have the Knit Picks web site up and ready to order....or not.
I got 1 ok do it and 1 Ewok. GAH!
Has anyone seen or worked with the Suri Dream???? Can you let me know the level of "furr"?



Blogger Charity said...

Hahahaha, you finally ask for an opinion! What did you set yourself up for?!?

I think it would be an okay substitution - the original is supposed to be "furry", right, because of the mohair, so I think the suri alpaca would be a good change.

Always happy to enable another knitter! :0)

2:22 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Tala said...

Ewok. Definitely Ewok. Because of the relative shapelessness of the sweater, making it in a fluffy yarn will lead to definite Ewokness. I would go with a smooth yarn, or a sweater with a bit more shaping (although I do agree it would probably be great for "slopping"!)

Just my opinion. Although I guess if you go with the Suri, go black.

2:46 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Julie said...

Tough decision. I've never worked with the Suri, but it would seem like a good substitution to me. Good luck making a decision :)

7:51 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Lovs2Knit said...

I think the Suri is going to give you more fuzz then you want. I'd order one, swatch it to see if you like it. Personally I'd use a smoother yarn but I'm not much on fuzzy yarn. Good luck!

10:07 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Nicole said...

The suri dream is going to give you more fuzz then you want. I am using it as part of a blanket and it looks great but it is an accent. The Suri Dream would not give you the stitch definition that you would want. Not a good substitution.

11:13 PM, October 11, 2007  

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