Sunday, December 11, 2005

Knit Picks Shine? Oh, and Hello!

Hi there! My name is also Jessica. I've only been a knitter for about a year, but have immersed myself in it totally. I'm also an ADD knitter, which means I have about 7 projects going at any given time. Right now I'm working on a sampler afghan, a cardigan, a pair of felted clogs, a shapely tee, and a teddy bear. *lol* You can check out my progress at Ariadne's Thread.

Now, onto the KAL. I was thinking of using Knitpicks Shine for this pattern, but have never used it before. The gauge doesn't quite match the pattern's, but it is close enough to make it work with different sized needles, if need be.

Has anyone used this yarn before? Is it easy to work with? Does it produce a nice final result?

ETA: Duh. I see that the Jessica below me used Shine for this pattern. It looks great in the pics, so I'm off to order some!


Jess said...

Hi Jessica. I think Shine is a good choice for this pattern. Just be sure to keep your ease nice and negative (really: by a couple inches), like Grumperina recommends. The fabric Shine makes is really drapey, and it also stretches a fair bit at the shoulders (where it's being pulled across the stitches, rather than up & down) once the full weight of it has been knit up. And you can't beat the price!

Jeanie said...

I'm planning on trying the shine on my Picovoli too!

YarnB said...

Jessica! I am an ADD knitter too! I laughed seeing your post. My family makes fun of me but I told them that I am NOT ALONE in working on several projects at once! I ordered the Shine in a violet color. I am not sure which size to knit yet as I am in between sizes. I will wait for the yarn and needles to arrive and then sit down and figure it out! I am curious to see what colors people buy.