So you take a schematic of the garment you want to knit,
you plug in the gauge you figured out from your yarn
(considering how dense or open you want your knit fabric to be)
and then you do a little simple math.
Now that is the part that 90% of the people back away from figuring out their own yarn choice
for ANY PATTERN they like!
I think the understanding I have gained this past year has made me a better hand knitter
and a better machine knitter.
I am working on a pattern now--it is a hand knit one in a fancy yarn that I am not going to buy.
I am substituting it with Cotton Blend from Lion Brand.
I haven't used that yarn before but I think I'm going to like it for this sideways knit cardigan.
(Little Guy isn't feeling well and took a nap--I went in for a creative hour and produced this!)
More to follow
--Explore Your Own Knitting Adventures
is something I am going to blog about