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Here is the yarn..I only have one skein of it left and just doubled it up so that it wasn't so thin.

I need a special pattern for it. I was just going to do the pinwheel blanket but it's too thin to be done without me tearing my hair out.

Some things to keep in mind: this is for a grieving mama and her son. The son is autistic and while he's not likely to cuddle up to anything he does like to wrap himself in blankets and pull it over his head. I picked this yarn because of the colors. The person they are greiving for loved the colors blue and green and his happiest times were on Lake Michigan. This yarn seemed the right fit for that.

Fancy or simple, for the mama or the son or both...it doesn't matter. Just find a pattern to go with lace weight wool that has been doubled.
 

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That yarn is gorgeous.

Would a prayer shawl be appropriate?
 

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That's what I was thinking of but couldn't find a pattern for the weight of yarn I have. Everything seems to be heavier. Most were also very detailed. I was thinking my best bet would be something simple/plain with a little detail maybe around the edges....
 

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How about the "candle flame shawl" from Knit Picks?

It doesn't look *too* complicated, and it calls for laceweight yarn and size 4 needles...you could use those new Knit Picks Harmonys you got.


http://knitpicks.com/Candle+Flame+Shawl_PD50465220.html

Oh, and I was just thinking that the "candle flame" could represent the "lighting a candle" for a loved one who's been lost, but never forgotten.
 

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That's pretty! I like the representation idea too.

Do you think it'd be compatible with the little boy though? I want to do something that in case he does take a linking to it isn't going to overstimulate him or anything. I've never been around an autistic kiddo before but I do know they can be super sensitive to fabrics and what not. I have no problem doing something seperate for him but just in case...I know how little kids can claim something of yours as theres. DD1 does it all the time.
 

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This might be too stimulating, but I'm not sure. It could possibly be something he finds fascinating though....

The moebius cowl by Cat Bordhi
http://www.catbordhi.com/free_patterns.html

I'm just thinking the way a moebius strip works could be very interesting for him, and on a symbolic set, it has no start and no end.

Here are some patterns for lace weight
http://www.pacificwoolandfiber.com/Patterns.htm
http://www.fjsmjs.com/Mary/lacemoebius.htm
http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/a78.shtm
 

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Actually, I really like josh'sgirl's idea of the moebius cowl. I also like the idea of knitting something very simple, like a long tube of stockingette on big (5mm, mayb6mm, maybe even 7 or 8) needles that shows off the yarn and the simplicity of the stitches, looking almost like waves. It could be stretched out in both directions and worn as a hood or a shawl (I think they're called magic scarves over here?) Use your 16 inch circ, and aim for a diameter of around 20 inches. You'd get the colour interest and a very light and open texture and they could both use it in a multitude of ways.
This is for the laceweight held single, btw
 

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Could you possibly make a very basic shawl that he could use as a type of blankie if he really took a liking to it? That way you are making something that both mom and son could potentially use. That yarn is simply gorgeous.
 
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