Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Yarn for cape in ep. 8?

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    • #2238
      Heather
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      I think a handspun wool blend of some kind (alpaca, llama) would work.

      • #2293
        Sfgirl
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        I wish Starz would sell the knits Claire wears

      • #2351
        Heather
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        I’m glad they are not. There are plenty of fiber artists you can support instead. You can even purchase from the original makers.

    • #2335
      ralphi
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      Thanks! And Sfgirl, I found a thread of knitters under Claire’s costuming. They are pretty simple items to make, if you can find the right yarn!

    • #2655
      kimberli
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      First thought for similar yarns to use: Lion Brand Homespun (easy care, easy to find acrylic). Second thought: Berroco Inca Tweed (chunky tweed-wool/alpaca/acrylic blend). The latter’s texture not as slubby looking but has a wonderful tweed effect in a chunky yarn.

    • #2839
      KristinNoelle
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      I would double-strand with two boucle yarns — one dark grey and one brown. It would be a bit of a pain until you got used to it, but you’d achieve the slubbing, chunkiness and color variation.

      Dark grey: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/yarn.php?id=99

      Dark brown: http://halcyonyarn.com/yarn/16310700/victorian-boucl-yarn
      OR
      http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/british-sheep-breeds-boucl%C3%A9

    • #2840
      KristinNoelle
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      I would use two boucle yarns and double-strand them. This gives you the slubby texture, the chunkiness and the color variation.

      I’d use a dark grey and a brown. Perhaps this yarn in 134 and 107:

      OR match this dark grey alpaca with the brown mohair from above:

      • #2859
        KristinNoelle
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        Urgh…I thought my first comment didn’t go through. Not sure why the links didn’t work in this duplicate.

    • #3228
      DixieCup
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      To me, it looks felted. Like someone used a bulky wool blend and felted it. To do that, you soak it in wool wash, and then dry it in the dryer. It will shrink the wool. It is a technique that also allows the garment to shed water more easily. After writing the last few sentences, I realize that was what the ladies were doing in Ep 106. Only with pee. Big fat duh.

    • #3617
      suekirk
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      I used Rowan British Sheep Breeds Boucle in Medium Brown Masham and Rowan British Sheep Breeds Fine Boucle in Masham Stripe. I held both yarns together and used a size 19 circular needle. The Fine Boucle gives it a tweedy effect. The overall color effect is a brown/grey. I think the texture is perfect and the color is close. I did two versions, and both patterns are posted on the Outlander Pattern Central facebook group. I am happy to share here, if there is interest.

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    • #3713
      ralphi
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      Suekirk, I would love to see a pic of the finished product!

    • #3751
      suekirk
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      This yarn is Rowan British Sheep Breeds Boucle and Rowan British Sheep Breeds Fine Boucle held together.

    • #3752
      suekirk
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      I can’t upload an image. Says it’s too big. How do I then attach a file?

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