knitting question

ladybugloveJanuary 7, 2009

Hi

this is probably a stupid question, but i have to ask.

I learned a little about knitting as a child but took to crochet as my favorite. I decided this christmas to knit my mother a sweater instead of making the usual afghan she seems to have way to many after years of recieving them lol. ( I am still working on it might nbe a birthday present now lol)

if I try anotther one in the future I would like it to be less bulky what is the best type of yarn to use to make a more delicate type sweater? ( I used simply soft yarn but it still seems to be a bit bulky)

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daylilydayzed

I recommend MicroSpun by Lion Brand Yarn. It is a sport weight yarn and very silky soft feeling. I love it. The gauge on it. using size 4 needles is 24 stitches in 4" and 32 rows in 4". There are 2.5 ozs in a skein and it is 100% microfiber acrylic.
If you use a crochet hook with it the hook size is H-8 13 sc in 4" and 16 rows in 4". There are 168 yds or 154 meters.
It is machine washable and dryable.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 5:17PM
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anne_b

If the purpose of the sweater is to keep someone warm, MicroSpun might not be the right choice. It is very soft, the drape is excellent, but it does not make a warm garment, and it does have a tendency to split.

daylilydayzed is right in steering you towards a sport weight yarn. I have had excellent results with Bernat's Satin Sport, but there are many brands available.

Good luck with future projects!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2009 at 6:19AM
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damascusannie

I like Encore DK--lovely to work with, not too heavy but still warm. And it's washable.

Annie

    Bookmark   January 9, 2009 at 12:19PM
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