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Old 12-01-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Custom Spun Yarn needs a sweater or vest pattern
A few years ago I purchased 10 skeins of 75% superfine gray merino wool and 25% of black baby kid mohair. It was custom spun for Martie, owner of the Taos Sunflower Yarn shop in Taos, New Mexico. There are 178 yards per skein. I get 4.0 stitches per inch on size 10 addi turbo needles.
I have never knitted a vest or sweater but I think I'm ready to do so. (I knit socks top down if that matters) I've been looking on-line for days now trying to find a simple top down sweater, or vest or even bottom up is fine. I'd like to try knitting in the round and my swatch tells me this yarn really likes stockinette.
My problem has been finding a pattern that calls for size 10 needles with 4 stitches per inch. I also don't know if my first sweater should have raglan sleeves or set in sleeves. If I try a vest I prefer it be hip length. Thank you in advance for pattern suggestions. I suppose I'd wear a size L.
Oh, if it's not knitted in the round, I do like to knit back backwards which gives me a really nice consistent gauge. I really don't like using such large needles but it's the way I have to go with this yarn.
The pattern can be free or I'd be happy to pay for one too.
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