This week we’re having some fun with several of the Universal Yarns that were featured in KNITmuch in 2016.
One of the questions I’m asked most often at Canadian Guild of Knitters is how to adjust a pattern for a different yarn. I found a pattern I liked in a collection of quick cowls — a free download from the Universal Yarn website, the Get to the Point Cowl.
Problem is, this pattern is written for Classic Shades Frenzy, and I have Classic Shades Metallic. Oh, they sound close enough, but Frenzy is a chunky weight yarn with a recommended tension of 13 sts and 17 rows to 4″ [10cm] on 10.5 [6.5mm] needles. Classic Shades Metallic, on the other hand, is an Aran weight yarn with a recommended tension of 18 sts and 24 rows to 4″ [10cm].
The next wrinkle is that the pattern calls for size 11 [8mm] needles, and the pattern tension is 12 sts and 18 rows to 4″ [10cm]! How are we going to make our yarn fit?
Let’s look at what we know.
This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Knit a cowl by chance with Bamboo Bloom yarn