This pretty yarn knits up in a very appealing way.
Although it is really simple to use, it somehow looks much more interesting
than plain old stocking stitch!
However it can look a bit weird if the pattern change 'happens' in the wrong place. Here are my top tips -
- This yarn looks best knitted in stocking stitch - very ornate pattern stitches just don't look good
- I love crochet, but this is just not the best yarn for crochet
- Small items such as baby garments look better than very large items with a lot of stitches per row
- If you are fussy - like me - then make sure the 'flowers' will be the right way up!! In general - if you start at the lower edge then use the yarn from the outside of the ball - if the garment is knit downwards from the neck then use the end from inside the ball. I learned this the hard way as you will see from the next to last picture below.
- For perfect results find patterns that are knit all in one. That way the pattern bands will match. If you are making a sweater or cardi then knit all the stitches for the back and front(s) together from the lower edge to the armhole shaping. When you rejoin yarn to continue try to start the pattern repeat at the same part of the sequence. That will probably mean winding off a little yarn. (I put these into my 'bits bag' and use them in granny squares - nothing ever gets wasted). If there are sleeves - then again start both at the same part of the sequence
- If there is a knot in the ball of yarn (grrr - agravating)- stop and look at the pattern so far - and wind off some yarn if you need to - to get back on track! It's annoying I know - but it's worth it in the end.
|all-in-one baby top|
the pattern for this cute top can be found on another post in my blog ~
This 'magic' yarn can be bought in the UK from Hobbyknits or from Aldi