Here’s a question for the knitting readers out there: What’s your favorite fingering weight yarn to use for sweaters? Why do you like it better than others? I’ll wait for some of your opinions and then I’ll give my opinion.
I guess while you’re at it, you can tell us all your favorite sweater yarn in all weights. Sweaters have areas that get lots of rubbing – under arms, at the tummy if you’re crossing your arms or wearing them while doing chores, elbows. I find that so many yarns in all weights get fuzzy and pill (little balls) in high wear areas. I’ve mentioned before that I wore a sweater I made recently . . maybe 4 hours and it looked so awful that I was embarrassed to be seen wearing it.
My friend, Denise, mentioned that she was thinking about making Nordiska. I had looked at it several times but fingering weight sweaters are not my favorites. As I told Denise, you’d never know it by the amount of fingering weight yarn I have in sweater quantities. Fingering weight yarn seems to have no “body” to me and it just hangs like and old, worn out T-shirt so that any bulges (good or bad) are highlighted by the fingering weight yarn resting on them.
Anyway . . that’s my opinion. I do have a plan for making Nordiska . . a plan that may or may not work. I’ll also tell you about that plan later . . when I’m home and have had a chance to look through my yarn.