-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured Pattern & Yarn
Lucky! We love the look of this FREE pattern from Knitty.com - Mistake Rib works up beautifully for a soft, squishy, lofty sweater. The pattern calls for an interesting mix of yarn and needle. At 140 yds/100g, their specified wool would be considered a bulky by our measure. However, the pattern calls for a US 7/4.5mm needle, which we'd normally use for worsted. Their resulting gauge is 16 st/4", which is closer to bulky than worsted, so we think we see the method in their madness (oh, so crazy for mixing yarn weight and needles, right?). If you want to try it on a bulky yarn, we think Plymouth's Deluxe Bulky Superwash would be a nice match. It's the right yardage/100g and is a well-performing yarn in terms of stitch definition and durability. If you want to use worsted, Cascade's 220 Superwash Merino would be super squishy. However, you'd likely need to be careful with your gauge and sizing as this one is much thinner than the pattern's choice. Either way, we encourage swatching!
Mother's Day is right around the corner (well, it's in a couple of weeks). If you're looking for ideas, how about filling a yarn bowl with tools like Cocoknits' tape measures or stitch markers, Nuluv lotions or soaps, Knitter's Pride Row Counter Rings or a Yarnivore Gift Certificate?
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The Tip Jar
It's so hard to figure out what size of pattern to make! What's ease? How do I measure myself!?
Here's the easy way: Pick a sweater or sweatshirt (or other garment) that you already own that has about the same weight and stretch as your swatch (you DID swatch, right?) and measure THAT right across from armpit to armpit. Check that measurement against your pattern and do the size that's closest! It's way easier to measure a shirt than a body AND you'll already know that it fits!
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