Thursday, December 14, 2006

Site Tweak

Hello everybody! I've been tweaking the side bar a little for easier viewing...

There are some important links to look at - yarn recommendations, etc.

Welcome to all the new KALsters! Have a look at the FAQ and start 'er up!

In a NutShell:
1. Ariann uses Worsted Weight Yarn. Look on the ball band of the yarn you might want to use and check that the recommended gauge is 18-20 sts per 4". For instance, a Cascade 220 ball band recommends GAUGE: 4.5 - 5 stitches per inch - this is the type of yarn that will work well with this design. DK weight yarn will not work with this design.

2. Gauge is very important - 19sts/24 rows over 4" St st. If your stitch gauge is 20 sts per 4", your sweater will be too small. If you aren't getting 24 rows per 4", your raglan shaping and buttonholes will be off. Go up a needle size to get the proper gauge if you need to. For Cascade 220, #8 needles are the starting point.

3. This sweater will need to be blocked before wearing for fit and finish.

4. Be sure to measure early and often -

Have FUN! With a little early prep, you will have a sweater you will love to wear!

Be sure to email me: with any questions or concerns, or yarn recommendations.


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