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« on: October 11, 2005 02:22:44 PM »

Hey all,

You guys are so great w/ suggestions and all and I am hoping you can help me out...

I just bought the most beautious cotton yarn from Knit Pixie.
http://www.knitpixie.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1127
I bought 1200 (roughly) yards of this gorgeous worsted weight Blue Sky Organic Cotton yarn in Tomato, but I don't know what to make with it.  I'd love to make some sort of a sweater/cardi.

I was thinking of the Cutaway Cardi from Bonne Marie at Chic Knits, but that pattern requires worsted weight yarn and I am no good w/ conversion.  I suppose no time is better than the present though.  If I was going to convert the pattern to worsted weight yarn, would I need more or less yarn than called for, or would it not matter?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005 03:04:36 PM »

You would compare the gauges. Do up your guage swatch and measure it out. Then compare it to the guage of pattern. If your swatch comes out smaller gauge you need more yarn. If you want your stitches to be tight use the small needles but a larger pattern size than you would normally use. That's easier than doing conversions.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005 03:44:14 PM »

ok you said the yarn is worsted weight and the pattern requires worsted weight,,did I miss something?
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005 03:50:15 PM »

Sorry there...i had a dumbass moment for a sec...

the pattern requires DK yarn and I what I have is worsted weight...

I am open to other suggestions for patterns as well...

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005 06:18:53 PM »

Ok so your yarn is bigger than what is called for.  I think you will be fine. Just use smaller needles to get as close to the right gauge as possible.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2005 09:12:21 AM »

Or adjust the number of stitches you use Smiley I've found that knitting worsted at a smaller gague tends to make it not drape like I want, but I suppose it all depends on the particular yarn and gague.
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2005 11:09:29 AM »

Here's a great pattern that's on my knit list: http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/sesame.htm

It's Sesame from MagKnits. It requires DK weight yarn, but as mentioned before, knitting on smaller needles should do the trick since there's (normally) not a big jump between DK and worsted. Check it out! And good luck!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005 12:06:38 PM »

Thank you fro the suggestions so far...I will swatch it up tonight and see...
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005 09:00:26 PM »

be advised - this yarn sheds, esp. the tomato

i'm knitting with 4 different shades right now & the tomato is definitely the most sheddy of them all. its not unbearable & it doesnt shed as much as say, lamb's pride, but its still something to keep in mind. dont try and dash off a row before going out to dinner - you'll be lint rollering yourself for 20 minutes!
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2005 09:40:23 AM »

Killer Daisy,
Ooo, thanks for that info.  I can't wait to get started on something with it though.  It's so gorgeous.

On a side note, I am thinking about perhaps trying a raglan down sweater a la Stephanie Japel.  Any comments?
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