Saturday, January 13, 2007

Quick question

Hi everyone - Just wondering if I could get some ideas from you all. I recently picked up a skein of Seasilk (using a gift card I got for Christmas - my SIL knows me well!) and want to make myself something really special (preferably a shawl). The problem is that I'm not sure if I will have enough for anything, or if I need to get more of it. The skein has 440 yds (I think), and I am not familiar enough with shawl or stole patterns to know if there are any that use anywhere near that amount.

On the WIP front, I'm finally making some serious progress on my "modified" candleflame shawl. I'm really liking how it's turning out (I have about 1/3 of it done now) and will post pics for you to see once I get more film.



Blogger Melanie said...

Hi, I just saw a post on the scarf style/wrap style KAL where someone did a Shetland Triangle out of the Sea silk..and it is Gorgeous!
I think they only used one skein..

7:39 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Forest Canopy Shawl is a good one of this amount of yarn & yarn content.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

I've got one skein of Sea Silk and I'm planning to do Forest Canopy from it. The pattern specifies one skein of a yarn that has 350 yards to a skein.

The Shetland Triangle pattern specifies 'about 548 yds' of yarn, and it's quite a small shawl, more a triangular scarf.

Quite a few people have done Midwest Moonlight from Scarf Style in Sea Silk, scaled up to becaome a stole. Apparently this pattern is also supplied as Storm Water Shawl and it's in Barbara Walker's Second Treasury as Tilting Block. It takes two skeins but it does look fabulous. I'm a bit put off because I swatched that stitch with another yarn and got hugely bored: maybe I would be beguiled by the Sea Silk and not mind.

For the moment I'm sticking with the Forest Canopy pattern, but I'll be interested to see what other suggestions people come up with here - I may yet be tempted from the path :)

7:19 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I'm pretty sure that's enough for Sivia Harding's Diamond Fantasy Shawl. It's also enough for the Swallowtail Shawl. Knitspot's Casino Shawl can be donein a small size using only 200 yards. And doesn't the Flower Basket Shawl also come in several sizes, one of which uses a small amount of yarn?

7:40 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

The Diamond Fantasy pattern takes 750 yards for a shawl, 350 yards for a scarf.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

You could do a "scarf sized" shawl. I used a skein with 345 yards of merino (on size 5 US needles) for the smallest size of Evelyn Clark's Flower Basket shawl. I think the weight is about equal to Sea Silk. The pattern for Flower Basket (available from many different vendors) gives measurements and instructions for the scarf-sized shawl.

The Shetland Triangle would work too. I have just one skein of the same yarn in another color of that yarn, and I was going to try that one also.

1:11 PM  

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