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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Knitting 101 - Yarn Weight

If you were to take a pattern written for worsted weight yarn knit on US 6's, would it come as a surprise to you that the end product might be a *tad* bit small if you used sport weight yarn on 5's? And just to add insult to injury, might you take the instructions about binding off loosely on the thumb as a mere "suggestion"? Would you mutter about damn pattern writers? Would you make catty remarks about anorexic glove wearers?

Or would you just suck it up and hope to find someone at work tomorrow with petite hands?

A little snug ...

But as we say in the knitting world, "If at first you don't succeed, cast on again."

We're using the correct weight yarn now on the recommended needle size. This would be Karabella Yarn's "Marble" in the 35353 colorway. It's 45% alpaca and 55% wool and yes, there's definitely a difference between it and a sport weight yarn.

Andy says ...

Don't blame me, I didn't do it.


  • At 11:24 PM, Blogger Pearls Mother said…

    Andy looks so cute and comfy.
    There should be a law against people with 'little' hands,
    but, the mittens will make a great gift.

  • At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They're beautiful; know any young girls? They'd make a perfect gift.

  • At 4:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would do all of those things. Because I never learn. Ever. Then I stubbornly wear whatever I have created and just keep repeating, "It's what I meant to do, it's what I meant to do..."

    I believe Andy when he says he didn't do it. He's just too cute to have been a participant!

  • At 5:14 AM, Blogger trek said…

    Are your fingers turning a little bit purple there?

    Andy's hining because he doesn't want to be pressed into service as a knitwear model.

  • At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Dave Daniels said…

    Those gloves aer really cute. Save them for now. Put them towards some holiday gift giving for next year. Or an *along tha tmay come up. Or as a proze for a contest. Or something. DON'T pass them along just yet. They are too precious.

  • At 11:01 PM, Anonymous Bex said…

    I'll trade ya.
    (found you via Valerie, aka The Secret Yarninator)



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