Monday, October 03, 2005

What yarn is everyone using?

Hi fellow colchiquers! I'm a bit behind on this project - I haven't even bought yarn yet! I was considering Karabella's Aurora 4, which I found on Knit Pixie for $8/ball. The gauge is 5.5 stitches/inch on size 4s (Is that too tight?) Since this pattern doesn't judge gauge in stockinette, what gauge yarns are you guys using? I saw some Knit Picks Merino Style and Cascade 220...any other suggestions? This is always the hardest part for me :)

2 Comments:

Blogger Marji said...

Hi Julsey,
This pattern calls for a worsted weight, which creates a really dense knit fabric. The Cascade 220 would probably be close to what the designer intended. The Aurora 4 is so fine that the resulting fabric would be really light, maybe too light. The Aurora 8 is probably more appropriate and is widely available and has a much wider color range than the 4. I personally love the Aurora yarn, and it would make a lovely sweater that would be soft to the skin.
I don't know the weight of Knit Picks yarn. (just looked it up, it is a dk weight)
I chose a dk weight yarn (Inca Alpaca) and it is knitting up beautifully. I've got the right guage, but because the yarn is not as big as a worsted, the fabric is not as dense as the designer intended, but it will be perfect for me. Hope this helps some.

4:53 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

On Breiweb's listing for Pure Laine 3.5...

http://www.breiweb.nl/index.html?lang=nl&target=d75.html

It says that yarn gives 21st/4". That's smaller than worsted weight, it's like DK weight, I think. Something like Rowan Harris Tweed DK would be perfect:

http://70.84.6.195/purl/products/yarndetail/1041

From Knit Pixie, try SW Trading Co. Optimum DK:
http://www.knitpixie.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=35_38_49
http://www.knitpixie.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=35_117

and Peace Fleece DK:
http://www.knitpixie.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=35_53_72

good luck!

j

5:27 AM  

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