Yarn Subbing

Shhh, I have a secret. Did you realize you can knit a shawl or scarf in any yarn and or yarn weight for that matter?

When it comes to shawls and scarves you have a lot of freedom, maybe why I like them so much.

If you’re anything like me, you love to buy one or two skeins of really pretty yarn and have lots of skeins in our stash, and then we don’t always know what to do with them

This is the reason; I love to design one and two skein projects.

In the last yr or two, I also try hard to make my knitting patterns flexible and adjustable, so those that if you don’t have the exact yarn or yardage can still enjoy the pattern.

Is the yarn you want to use the same weight and yardage as the pattern? If so, you are pretty safe

If it is different, there are some things we need to think about.

Is the pattern flexible or adjustable, so that you can make it smaller or larger? (just in case you don’t have enough)

If you have less yarn, would you be okay with a smaller sample then the pattern?

If the yarn is slightly different, will I still like the drape or fabric?

Remember this is knitting shawls and scarves.  

In garment making, measurements and gauge are of the utmost importance

Picture is Roslyn Shawl


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