The Choosing of the Yarn

Knowing what yarn to choose for a particular project can be a bit tricky, but it can be done. You don’t always have to purchase the exact same yarn used in a project, Why not put your own spin on a pattern? Just bear in mind, there are several things to consider when substituting a different yarn: weight, yardage, fibre content, and colour. Hint hint: Ravelry is great for finding out what weight a yarn is classed as, if it does not specify on the label.

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I love the Shawl Collar Cardigan by Anna Wilkinson (as modelled by Joan). Alpaca was used for the original design that I presently have displayed in the shop, but anything in a dk weight will do. Now alpaca has a significant amount of drape, but I thought this cardi would really suit a yarn with a bit more structure. Enter Brigantia Luxury Double Knit. And don’t forget the buttons!

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What yarn and colours would you choose?