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do you wind cascade Eco Wool into a giant ball?

post #1 of 12
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I'm knitting myself a sweater and am using Cascade Eco Wool, which comes in a huge 450g hank. I just don't know how to start it... do you roll it into one big ball or cut it to make 4-5 ish more managable size ones? Anyone used this before? Thanks,

-Courtney

post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 

Has nobody knit with this?

post #3 of 12

I have not. But would probably end up with three balls. 4-5 would be too time consuming for me to bother but 1 ball would be a disaster! lol

post #4 of 12

I knit a sweater for my mom with it last year, DH rolled it into a giant ball for me. It didn't take too terribly long thumb.gif

post #5 of 12

I bought some to knit myself  the Shalom cardi (haven't started yet) but yarn is in two GIANT balls waiting for me.

post #6 of 12

I have wound one into a cake.  Haven't started knitting with it yet, though.

post #7 of 12

I wound mine into ~4 cakes each.

post #8 of 12

What kind of sweater are you going to make?  I have some that I'm planning to knit up into a Shalom Cardi, Tea Leaves or something.  Still need to wind it :)

 

 

SAHM to three homebirth nurslings 

post #9 of 12

I am going to knit http://textisles.com/designs/ - Owls, by Kate Davies, with mine.

post #10 of 12

I have had Owls (and owlet) in my Ravelry queue pretty much since I started my account. I am hoping that one day I'll be skilled enough to make it (preferably while my daughter is young enough to appreciate one!).

post #11 of 12

I love this yarn!  I wind it into 2 or 3 hefty balls or else it's out of control.  Because it's so chunky, it doesn't take long -- goes even faster with a swift and ball winder!  (I've gotten spoiled that way...)

 

post #12 of 12

If you can knit and purl and follow directions, you can knit this sweater!  I've seen many a raveler's note state that this is their first sweater.  Start with the owlet so it's not as big of a time commitment.  All the techniques you learn will be put to use again in your version.  Good luck!  I finally started mine last week and am loving it.

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