Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Knitting -- twin set

Classic twin sweater sets were always in cashmere. 
They were expensive.
You had maybe one in a color that suited you and you wore it to special event that didn't need formal wear.
Then you cleaned it and put it in a special storage pouch to keep the moths away.
Now that you can make pullovers with short or long sleeves and a cardigan, you can make yourself a twin set.
You can get 100% cashmere yarn in DK (double knit) weight which is heavier than Perly Perle.
The label on the ball will show you how many stitches should make an inch, depending on the size of needles you use.
So you will have to do some arithmetic to figure out your stitch counts, but you had to do that anyway if you don't have a 40-inch chest.
Cashmere yarn is expensive.
Palette Peruvian yarn in fingering weight uses the same stitch count as Perly Perle and is much cheaper and comes in more colors than cashmere usually does.
Wool of the Andes Peruvian sport weight yarn uses a different stitch count but is much cheaper than real cashmere and comes in more colors.
It all depends on what you want to go for.
But if you bought the sweater guard/chain I talked about in March, you still don't have to make those pesky button holes.
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