Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
Marg1e
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Marg1e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Oz
Posts: 207
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Marg1e
8-ply cardigan pattern?
I've just unpicked a rather large cardigan I knitted in winter (we're upside down, here).
http://knitboutiqueyarnstore.bigcart...lassic-dk-wool
will tell you what the wool is, and its thickness (considerable).
My question is, what can I now do with it? I have no wish to revisit any pattern in that producer's range, so seek help from those who understand these things with regard to obtaining a pattern for - oh, say, a self-pattern cardigan?
Please?
Marg1e is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
You could do a search on www.ravelry.com (it's free to join) and limit your searches to patterns in your yarn, or your weight yarn, to get some ideas of what others have posted. Many of the patterns are free.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
Marg1e
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Marg1e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Oz
Posts: 207
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Marg1e
I could indeed, Ingrid - if I had the faintest understanding of what this wool actually IS. When I started out knitting things were much easier: it was all 'ply'.
One knitted an 8-ply garment or one knitted a 12-ply garment (come to think of it, my wool might be 12-ply!), or one knitted whatever ply pleased one.
Wool doesn't identify itself any more; so if you were able to advise me what you believe the wool I used is, I would fall to the ground and kiss your toes.
Marg1e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Okay, try doing the wraps per inch - wrap the yarn, not tightly, around a ruler and count how many strands are in an inch. Then using the wpi chart at the bottom of this page, determine if it's an 8 or 12 ply or in between which would be be US worsted weight. But the yarn you linked to is a dk or 8 ply, so that's probably what it is.

On ravelry you can search for patterns using the weight, so that's probably your best place to look.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
Marg1e
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Marg1e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Oz
Posts: 207
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 24 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Marg1e
I shall do as instructed! - with gratitude.
Many thanks, O wondrous moderators.
:-)
Marg1e is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with cardigan pattern nmcareavey Pattern Central 6 02-29-2012 12:06 AM
Cardigan Pattern stitchabit Pattern Central 1 08-27-2009 03:12 PM
Help on cardigan pattern candicane How-to Questions 5 04-17-2007 11:41 AM
cardigan pattern cindyln Pattern Central 8 03-02-2007 12:52 AM
cardigan pattern emm How-to Questions 5 04-02-2006 06:54 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 PM.