Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Jawbreaker Cardi question

gina L said...

I really like your jawbreaker cardi. I think I like this yarn better than the specified yarn. How many skeins did you use - for what size cardi?

I ended up using 10 skeins of Artful Yarns Reality for the Jawbreaker Cardi (I bought 13, which got me closest to the yardage of the specified yarn). I did get gauge with it on US sz 10.5 needles like the pattern says, BUT I did have to knit very loosely - for me, anyway. Oh, and this was the 2nd largest size.

Now that I've worn the sweater a few times I can say that while I do like how light and airy it is, I think that fact is a bit of a negative, too. Part of me wishes the sweater was a bit more substantial. Not thick and heavy, mind you - just a little sturdier. Then again, if it was, I wouldn't be able to wear it in warmer Spring weather.


Rosemary said...

Make another? lol