View Full Version : Gift yarn- will it work?

12-16-2007, 08:53 PM
I've been wanting to make the Rogue (http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/shop/rogue/detail.php)sweater and I was gifted with lots of yarn- probably at least 3000 yards worth. :woohoo: It's handspun by a friend of mine-- wool with a line of cotton wound around it. Do you think it would work for rogue? Just wondering... Here's a picture:

12-16-2007, 09:41 PM
Sure, and lucky you.

12-16-2007, 10:03 PM
It's absolutely worth a shot! You do the cables of the Rogue first, so you can tell right away if it'll work well with cables.

Lisa R.
12-16-2007, 10:06 PM
Wow! what an amazing "stash!"

12-16-2007, 10:42 PM
I know- I couldn't believe it! When she said a cone of yarn, I thought maybe a couple hundred yards. I'm getting her setup with an etsy store for the rest of her yarn :)

12-16-2007, 10:47 PM
I think it looks like it would work really well and wow! so lucky are you to have such a nice friend!

12-16-2007, 10:51 PM
i'll keep y'all posted on how it works. I'm trying to finish a Foliage hat with it as a "thanks"-- tho I plan on doing more than that- it's a start! I've got one more repeat of the hat then I'm going to swatch for Rogue. I've wanted to make this pattern since right after I learned to knit- just couldn't find time or afford yarn... now I've got both :):):)

12-16-2007, 10:58 PM
How much does that weigh? WOW! It being wool and cotton you should be able to dye it too. I wish I had a friend that I could trade my sewing or quilting skills with for a gaint cone of natural yarn like that. Is it a worsted weight?

12-16-2007, 11:00 PM
thats a very nice yarn (is it dyed light green or just the lighting?) i love rogue too- i plan on knitting sometime in the way off future ;)

12-17-2007, 02:15 AM
It's light green :) worsted weight (11 WPI) and between 4 and 5 lbs... just to answer all the questions. Tried swatching on 7's- no surprise, too loose, I'm always a loose knitter. Gonna swatch on 6's and if I must, 5's to get gauge. I was only a little off, so I think size 6 will work. Too bad all my size 6 circs are buried in projects!!

12-17-2007, 03:51 AM
Too bad all my size 6 circs are buried in projects!!

You can't have too many size 6 needles, can you? Just choose a different type this time, maybe some bamboo since you're going to be working with a cotton? I find it easier to use those on cotton and linen.

What a great gift!

12-17-2007, 11:33 AM
Turns out that for some reason, I'm actually gonna have to go down to size 5's with this yarn to get the right gauge. Those needles are not being used- which is good since I'm broke till payday.