Sunshine Coast is #3 on my list. It’s the first sweater that was paired up with yarn. The order in which I’m sharing the yarn selection doesn’t have anything to do with the order in which I’ll be knitting.
I know this is just an excuse but . . when I want to make a sweater, if it calls for 1,550 yards, I don’t want to pick a yarn that I have 1,900 yards because that leaves 350 yards. I like to plan it a little closer. Unlike fabric, there aren’t a lot of scrappy knitting projects. There are some but yarns vary in weight, content, etc. I wouldn’t want to mix a 100% merino fingering weight yarn with an 80/20 wool/nylon worsted weight yarn so, the best thing is to come up with a stash yarn that closely matches the requirements.
That’s why sometimes, it’s easier to order yarn than to dig through a yarn and find the perfect yarn in the stash. But, I’m going to find the perfect yarn for all 12 sweaters in the stash.
So, the yarn I chose for Sunshine Coast, I need 1,220 yards of a DK weight yarn. I chose Wollmeise DK. Each skein is 468 yards, and I have three skeins, or1,404 yards. Most patterns are fairly generous with the yardage requirements but I never count on that. If the pattern calls for 1,220 yards, I’m going to count on using 1,220 yards. The extra 184 yards will be plenty for swatching and, if all goes according to the pattern, I should use most of this yarn.
The color is Magnolie and it’s gorgeous. This will be a fun project.