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Bernat Baby Jacquard Floral Baby Sweater
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Jun 19, 2012 22:02:20   #
TFurlo
 
I am in the process of finishing a baby sweater with Bernat Baby Jacquard Floral yarn. The pattern I used is knitted from the top down and I'm at the point of knitting the sleeves (up to this point the sleeve stitches have been on holders). I am having trouble matching the pattern where I left off when putting the stitches on the holders. Help please!!!
 
Jun 20, 2012 06:11:16   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
You may have to cut a length of yarn off to get the pattern to match. Another thought is to make sure you are using the correct end of the skein. I have found on sock yarn that the pattern did not match because the balls were wound opposite of each other. jinx
Jun 20, 2012 06:15:09   #
Ann DeGray
 
TFurlo wrote:
I am in the process of finishing a baby sweater with Bernat Baby Jacquard Floral yarn. The pattern I used is knitted from the top down and I'm at the point of knitting the sleeves (up to this point the sleeve stitches have been on holders). I am having trouble matching the pattern where I left off when putting the stitches on the holders. Help please!!!


You have to unroll your yarn until you come to a spot which seems to be the same color repeats as what you're trying to match. Now continue to check your yarn for another color repeat just like the one you have already found. you now should have 2 lengths of yarn which are the same and these 2 should match the body of the sweater where you left the sleeves on the stitch holders. It takes a bit of figuring and some colors (Rosebud & Petunia) work better than others. I had problems with Easter Basket (there is WAY too much lavender in that one so I had to simply cut a lot of it out.

I hope this helps a little.This is a fun yarn to work with.......WHEN it works. It can drive a person batty when it doesn't work! Which color are you using?
Jun 20, 2012 06:52:04   #
TFurlo
 
I am using Rosebud. The problem I'm having with the matching is there is way too much yarn in the repeat and the "stripes" are coming out way too wide and don't match the rest of the sweater. I'm stumped as to how and where to cut the yarn without causing a lot of ends. I'm going to take it to my LYS and see if they can help! Thanks for responding!
Jun 20, 2012 07:14:34   #
StitchDesigner
 
TFurlo wrote:
I am using Rosebud. The problem I'm having with the matching is there is way too much yarn in the repeat and the "stripes" are coming out way too wide and don't match the rest of the sweater. I'm stumped as to how and where to cut the yarn without causing a lot of ends. I'm going to take it to my LYS and see if they can help! Thanks for responding!


The reason is that the sleeves are vastly different in stitches than the body. The only way to adjust that will be to work your strip width to correspond with the body, then cut the yarn, get to the next color step, work it's width, then cut the yarn again and continue in this manner. You will be working the sleeves just like regular stripes where you have to change color.
Jun 20, 2012 07:14:48   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
That is because the arms are narrower than the body. Start at the correct part of the yarn and it will look great. jinx
 
Jun 20, 2012 07:40:00   #
Debsknits
 
I went to my JoAnns Saturday and they had discounted most of the colors of this yarn including the Rosebud which I had just made a baby blanket in. Of course there was none left. I was really surprised that they had discounted it. I hope they aren't about to discontinue it. I really like this yarn. I was going to get more to make a sweater for my granddaughter but it's all gone now. They only colors they didn't discount were the brown and some other one that I wasn't interested in.
Jun 20, 2012 08:04:57   #
StitchDesigner
 
Check the Bernat site.
Jun 20, 2012 08:57:07   #
BettyJ591
 
Bernat Baby Jacquard is now on the discontued list. What a shame...really love this yarn.
Jun 20, 2012 09:03:40   #
Debsknits
 
You are right. I really love this yarn too. I don't know why they would discontinue such a great yarn.
Jun 20, 2012 12:09:20   #
BettyJ591
 
Perhaps if we ALL protested (sent emails) to Bernat to reinstate this yarn it may bring it back. What do you think?
 
Jun 20, 2012 12:35:43   #
Debsknits
 
I have already sent an email to their customer service this morning. If everyone else did maybe it would work.
Jun 20, 2012 12:46:55   #
Stardragon
 
Debsknits wrote:
I went to my JoAnns Saturday and they had discounted most of the colors of this yarn including the Rosebud which I had just made a baby blanket in. Of course there was none left. I was really surprised that they had discounted it. I hope they aren't about to discontinue it. I really like this yarn. I was going to get more to make a sweater for my granddaughter but it's all gone now. They only colors they didn't discount were the brown and some other one that I wasn't interested in.


I just checked out JoAnns online and they seemed to have most colours left - http://www.joann.com/bernat-baby-jacquards-yarn/xprd561154/
$5.99 per ball. Good luck finding the colours you like!
Jun 20, 2012 12:58:46   #
tea4two
 
I've had to go through the "cutting" and piecing. I've decided not to use this yarn again for top down sweaters. I've also found it is good for scarves and hats...but for sweaters it is not always easy to keep the patterns to match.
Jun 20, 2012 12:59:19   #
Debsknits
 
Thanks!
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