View Full Version : Knitpicks Merino Style?

04-14-2006, 03:28 PM
Has anyone used this yarn? Would it be appropriate for Reid from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTreid.html), even though the pattern calls for mercerized (??) cotton?

Also, what do you think of the colour combo of Petal (main colour) and Rhubarb (edging) (https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420104/yarn_display.aspx)?

If I order this, this would be my first Knitpicks order!!! :happydance:

04-14-2006, 03:45 PM
well i would definitely check the gauges on those two. The Grace is 6sts/in on size 6 needles. The Merino Style is 5.5sts/in on size 5...might be able to do it with some needle adjustments!

04-14-2006, 05:10 PM
I haven't used either of those yarns (KP merino style or the cotton listed in the pattern) but I would never make something for a child that needed to be handwashed. Just not worth the trouble in my opinion! I think I'd use 'Shine Sport ' (http://www.knitpicks.com/Yarns/itemid_5420122/yarn_display.aspx) from Knitpicks. :D

04-14-2006, 05:30 PM
Hmmm...good points brendajos and knitqueen! Do you think Reid in whatever it's knit with would be hardy enough to machine wash?? It looks so lacy and fragile, I guess.

04-14-2006, 06:02 PM
You'd probably want to do it on a gentle cycle, maybe in a mesh laundry bag, and lay flat to dry but otherwise if you used a washable yarn like Shine Sport I would totally machine wash it! (That's just me though, I machine wash just about everything!)

04-14-2006, 06:56 PM
I'm knitting with Shine Sport right now on US6 needles and I'm getting 5 sts/inch. But also...I'm doing a lace pattern, and this yarn shows it really well -- it doesn't seem fragile to me. :D

04-15-2006, 09:58 AM
Shine sport is sounding better and better....

Unfortunately, I'm under a yarn-buying ban imposed by DH who does NOT want me to develop a stash. :mad: I already have yarn for 3 more afghans and some socks and a baby hat, so apparently I have to get some of those projects done before the ban is lifted. Better get working...

04-15-2006, 10:22 AM
Not sure if the gauge would match for this project but for future reference, the merino style is very nice...soft! I got to feel up Hilde's sweater made from it when I visited Chicago. If you want to know how it wears, etc. you may want to ask her.