Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
good stitch for bulky yarn?
Hi! I'm a beginner and I would like to knit a baby blanket and matching hat- I have some DK merino yarn and some bulky (size 11 needles) yarn that has a "bumpy texture to it. What kinds of stitch patterns are better for what types/ weight of yarns- eg cable? fisherman? etc.
all2jesus is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Old 11-20-2007, 02:18 PM   #2
Becky Morgan
Turning the Heel
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 894
Thanks: 62
Thanked 358 Times in 287 Posts
I forget who said "If the yarn is fancy, make the stitches plain", but it's good advice. You wouldn't notice a lot of fancy stitching with bumpy fuzzy yarn, so why bother? The finer and smoother the yarn, the better stitch patterns will show up.
Becky Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
If the yarn is a thick and think one, or boucle, that forms a texture itself, so use plain stockinette (with a border for the blanket), or seed stitch or wide ribbing, like 3x3.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
Ribbing the Cuff
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Marysville, Ohio
Posts: 62
Thanks: 24
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
I just finished a baby blanket using a thick yarn and I used a "basket" stitch pattern. The pattern I used was on the Lion Brand website called "Glamour - Baby's First Blanket" It turned out well -- the stitch pattern doesn't show up as much as it would with a finer yarn, but it is still noticeable and subtle.
On My Needles: Harry Potter House Scarf and Hat (Gryffindor, of course) for my 9 year old Harry Potter Fanatic!

Planned Works: Baby Blankie for my other son's teacher, who is now expecting as well!

Hat and scarf for my 7 year old son, who is not a Harry Potter fan, so they will probably be in blue, his favorite color!

A "Posh Pooch" Sweater for my four legged baby, Ruby!!!!

A scarlet and grey "Ohio State" throw for my DH for Christmas.

I'm RubySue on Ravelry!!!
iwfinley is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Easy, bulky, pullover in garter stitch TEMA Pattern Central 8 01-14-2009 12:30 AM
hat with bulky yarn Cherinec5 Pattern Central 1 10-22-2008 01:18 PM
No yarn: Young men do good with stitch in time Stonington Crochet! 2 09-29-2007 09:41 AM
Convert Bulky or Super Bulky to Sport Weight Yardage suziehomemaker How-to Questions 4 07-13-2007 09:14 AM
good bulky yarn? geekgolightly General Knitting 10 03-02-2006 02:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 AM.