16 January 2011
There is a yarn stash in Casa del Quilter. Does that surprise you? It is mainly sock yarn but there is also plenty of yarn to make up a sweater or two. The problem with my yarn stash is that there was no rhyme nor reason on the purchases so when I want to use a certain yarn, I have to search for a pattern, any pattern, that will work with the weight of the yarn, the recommended needle size and, of course, the amount of yarn on hand. A percentage sweater will hopefully eliminate that problem. The beauty of knitting this sweater is that if one know the chest measurement, then the rest just falls into place, because you do not need to follow the needle size. It's your yarn and your needles.
I just cast on for a child's sweater using this method. I have no children running around here, so this will go into the donation pile. It is a good learning sweater and the learning curve isn't too high. An added bonus is that now I don't have to spend a whole lot of time searching for just the right pattern for the yarn.