Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Suggested Yarn for Sensational Shirttail Sweater

In our last entry, Carole and I talked about our idea to knit the Sensational Shirttail cardigan sweater together to provide that ever loving incentive to complete this project. We hope some of you will join us in our knitting adventure. We will have the pattern for you at the shop and here are some suggestions of yarn that is suitable:

· For those of you who want a more luxurious sweater the Kathmandu Chunky with its merino, silk and cashmere blend would be fabulous. It is a dream to knit with and the fabric it produces is quite hearty. The stitches will really pop in this yarn and it is the one Carole has chosen for her sweater.

· Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Chunky is merino wool with a bit of angora and has a tweedy texture. It has a lovely hand and will show off the cables and moss stitch nicely.

· The Sublime Chunky Merino Tweed is primarily a merino with just a touch of acrylic and rayon and will give a smooth silky look. The swatch is very soft and has a lofty feel to it. It comes in solid colors with multi-colored flecks throughout.

· Debbie Bliss Glen will also fit the bill nicely and is a blend of acrylic, merino and alpaca. It has a heathered or marled look, depending on the color you choose. When knitted up it is smooth and very soft.

You will need between 880 and 1,100 yards of a chunky weight yarn. The gauge is 13 stitches to 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Drop by the shop and take a look at Mary’s sweater that is on display, we are sure many of you will recognize it. Think about which yarn you want to use and stay tuned more information about our adventure.

Cheryl and Carole

1 comment:

Elizabeth D said...

How can I stick to my resolution not to start anything else for a while when you offer temptation like this?