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Old 02-22-2009, 08:38 PM   #521
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None of the targhee I've gotten has been thin Do you think maybe it was mislabled targhee, and is something else? Maybe the more knowledgeable mamas will have a better answer. PS, if you decide you don't want the goblin....

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I've got the gusset done on the treehuggers--where I wanted to be by dinner time, but all it means is quitting time was a bit later in the evening.

I am happy with them, the hip and the rise are measuring perfectly! So, I need to knit the cuffs first so I can figure out how much length they will add to the inseam before I start knitting the legs. It seems backwards, but I'll be glad to work a different stitch pattern for a bit.

Monica, I love the length of those right now--but I have a thing for board shorts. Come summer time, they're like a uniform for me, lake rat that I am.

Teresa, I promise to refrain from enabling this week. Because I hope that someday you will dye and spin some RFR handspun... dream wool...
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:40 PM   #523
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OMG Paula, that is amazing. I love it.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:42 PM   #524
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None of the targhee I've gotten has been thin Do you think maybe it was mislabled targhee, and is something else? Maybe the more knowledgeable mamas will have a better answer. PS, if you decide you don't want the goblin....
Ditto. All the targhee I've ever had has been pretty thick. Like, at least as thick as Cestari

Paula... I covet some handspun by you.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:42 PM   #525
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None of the targhee I've gotten has been thin Do you think maybe it was mislabled targhee, and is something else? Maybe the more knowledgeable mamas will have a better answer. PS, if you decide you don't want the goblin....
This is the description so maybe it's a good longies weight...
Montana Targhee 100% targhee wool 4oz. 230yd. worsted/heavy worsted

I'll certainly come here first with anything I don't love.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #526
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Is that the description for the MM? I have some MM targhee already, and I don't think its thin. Its really soft and squishy, sometimes I just like to pet it
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #527
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Is that the description for the MM? I have some MM targhee already, and I don't think its thin. Its really soft and squishy, sometimes I just like to pet it
yes! The targhee I got for Blue Goblin was wonderful but then I got Woodland and it was a lot thinner. made a beautiful hat and maybe some shorts but definitely a much lighter weight.

I was just worried it would be a light worsted like the co-op yarn I got from Nurturing Threads and Selah seems to be on the lightweight side too. i love the colorways so will keep them all but prefer a bulkier yarn.
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I missed the targhee question? It's not thin in my experience..but it's not dense like BFL...so it's longer by yardage...kwim?
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I have a sweater pattern in a book that I would love to knit, but the pattern calls for DK weight and I'd love to do it with MM BFL. Is there any way to convert the pattern for the bulkier yarn?
If this happens for me, I knit a gauge swatch, then figure out how many SPI I would need for the measurement in the size I want. (With a sweater you'd be looking at a chest/bust measurement.) Say I want to knit with a bust measurement of 40", but with a thicker yarn I would get 42" in my gauge for the 40" size. I would knit the 38" size instead, which I would end up getting 40" on. Does that make sense? If I'm just off by a little bit, maybe .25spi, I'll size down the needles and see if that helps.
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Here is the woodland thinner targhee


and the blue goblin
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