Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New here, and Wicked question


Hi everyone, I'm a new blogger and KAL participant. I saw Wicked and just had to join in. Here's my question; I have this yarn in my stash, Lane Borgosesia Merinos Extra Fine, and I think it would be great for the lace weight version. I am confused because the pattern says to knit the neck band with size 7 needles and switch to size 4 for the body. Why would you do this? Won't the neck be all loose and baggy? Has anyone else made this in lace weight? Got picks? I have enough Patons merino to make the worsted weight version, maybe I should do that instead? Help!

6 comments:

mary_me_a_little said...

I think that the instructions call for a worsted weight yarn for the collar even though you'd use lace-weight for the rest of the body. Hmmmm....My pattern isn't with me now, so I'll have to check later

mary said...

I checked the pattern and mary_me_a_little is right. You use a worsted weight for the collar with the size 7 needles, and switch to the lace weight yarn and smaller size needles for the body. Good luck!

Robin said...

I agree with the previous two ladies - this is actually what pushed me over the edge to knitting this in worsted weight allover instead. I couldn't figure out what two yarns I could use from my stash, one in DK and one in worsted, that would go together!

Anonymous said...

You could use the thinner yarn doubled (or tripled) for the collar...?

mary_me_a_little said...

I *really* like the anonymous' idea of doubling the same yarn for the collar! I may have to a lace-weight version like that now.

Kathy said...

oops, I didn't see the part about using worsted. I think I do have enough yarn to double it up though. Great idea, thanks!