Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Getting ready to begin

Hey Everyone! I'm Shell. I joined a little while ago but am just getting started on this. Here's my dilemma. I initially selected SWTC Oasis in Purplexed for the tank, but I am starting to think that the variegation may be too much. Here's the swatch I finished last night:


I made an error somewhere along the way, but I am just not thrilled with how the pattern looks. So here is my second thought, Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Lovely Lavender, swatched this morning:


The cotton fleece has the same ballband gauge as the Oasis, but it swatched up a little larger and a little firmer.

I'm leaning towards the cotton fleece, but would love some feedback.



saleknitter said...

I like the cotton fleece. I haven't knit with this yarn...do you think it will have enough drape to it?

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I've only knitted up the Cotton Fleece as a swatch, but I agree it'll be definitely firmer than the Bamboo. There's pics of someone's LBT in Cascade Pima Tencel (mmmmm!) that your Cotton Fleece may be closer to, so check that out.

There's also a couple progress pics of someone's LBT done in a varigated Bamboo. Still pretty, just different. Plus once you get to the bodice part, it'll be all in St st so you'll see the variation better.

Hope that helps a little.

Shell said...

Thanks! I'm still trying to decide. I have some GGH Bali that I am going to swatch up tonight. Hopefully I will find some middle ground.

Sarah said...

The lace pattern is much more visible in the solid color yarn. I prefer that one.

tree said...

In my experience Cotton Fleece can wash up really poorly -- lots of pills -- unless you are very careful (hand wash, by itself, every time)... this may not be true for all colors, but was for the purple I used. Good luck with your choices.

OCDeviant said...

I really like the cotton fleece. I can't wait to see your finished product.