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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Wrapped in a cloud...




Having recently knitted with a dk yarn that was more like 4ply, I have just gone to the opposite extreme and knitted with a dk yarn that was more like Aran.  This was the Peter Pan Cupcake yarn that was kindly donated to me by Loving Hands.  

It is listed on Ravelry as a dk yarn. But, very tellingly, it does not say that on the wrapper.  However, it does recommend needle sizes 3.5-4.5mm which would imply that it is a dk yarn. Believe me, it isn't.  So, for any project that has to actually fit, a swatch would be essential.

But I had already decided to knit a preemie blanket, so fit wasn't important.  I had 100g of white Cupcake which was enough for a 15" square.  This will eventually be going off to PreemiesUK.  Normally, a yarn this thick would be unsuitable for a newborn baby of any size. But this is so beautifully soft that it will be like wrapping a baby in a cloud.

I still have a lot of the Cupcake in other colours. Ravelry has some pattern suggestions for this yarn.  Many people seem to have made blankets and toys with it. A few brave crafters have knitted cardigans and hats.  I will probably err on the side of caution/cowardice!

8 comments:

  1. It does look lovely and soft Una and I don't blame you I think I would stick to blanket too. :) x

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  2. You never really know do you until you actually knit with it. Good to use it up though. Jo x

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  3. It is surprising how different yarns of the same weight vary so much isn't it! xx

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  4. It will be a perfect for a tiny baby, Una.

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  5. It is a wonderful blanket Una. Great job.
    Meredith

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  6. Isn't it interesting how yarns are so different, and are so unpredictable that way! Lovely blanket.

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  7. It looks soft and very nice ♥

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  8. What a sweet little blanket. And what yummy sounding yarn. :) Someone is going to be really blessed to receive this.

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