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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,

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Has nobody knit with this?


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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

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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


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


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


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I wound mine into ~4 cakes each.

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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 :)

 

 

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


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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!).


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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...)

 

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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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