Thursday, April 4, 2013

Did You Know?

We all know that the only way to knit with a heavier yarn on a standard gauge machine you have to knit with every other needle, and even then results may be sketchy at best. However, did you know that you can knit with a lightweight yarn (fingering or lighter) on the bulky machine and get a light, airy fabric?
With spring finally upon us we are looking for ways to knit lightweight fabrics. Tired of mittens, hats, scarves and sweaters? Try knitting a tuck stitch wrap, shawl or fashion scarf on the bulky machine (either punch card or electronic tuck) with a lightweight yarn! With plenty of weight, and good blocking, you will end up with a beautiful lacy project perfect for warm summer evenings! Experiment with this technique for other things, too, like table runners or lacy antimacassars.
Who knew? Now you do!

To see examples of this technique, see the previous post titled: "Show Me The Money".

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