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Topic: Questions about Interweave Winter 2005 Ballet Wrap Cardigan Yarn Sub  (Read 665 times)
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« on: December 10, 2007 01:10:04 AM »

Greetings. I would like to use yarn from my stash to make Katy Ryan's Ballet Wrap Cardigan.
http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2005_winter.asp

It originally calls for a bulky Colinette yarn.

I have King Cole Merino Superwash 4 ply, which is a fingering weight yarn. I would like to double this and substitute the doubled-yarn for this cardigan.

Does anyone have advice about this? I.e. what size needle should I use?

Also, for those of you who have the pattern, why does she say that you should start out with an 8mm and switch to a 6.5 mm needle for the ribbing before switching to 6 mm for stockinette? Usually the ribbing is done with a smaller needle than the stockinette body. Thanks to those who respond.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 06:54:08 AM »

My biggest advice for you would be to knit a dreaded gauge swatch.  Not only will that tell you what needle size you should be using, but will you all kinds of helpful info about your new piece of knitting.

As for the ribbing thing, it sounds like a design aspect.  Just trust the author...especially if you didn't notice it in the pattern. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 07:45:21 AM »

My biggest advice for you would be to knit a dreaded gauge swatch.  Not only will that tell you what needle size you should be using, but will you all kinds of helpful info about your new piece of knitting.

As for the ribbing thing, it sounds like a design aspect.  Just trust the author...especially if you didn't notice it in the pattern. 
Thanks for this. So I should still follow her directions about the ribbing (adjusted for gauge of course)? They just don't see to make sense to me, but if I should follow them I will do so.
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