I understand your frustration because I frequently attempt to substitute yarns plus I knit a bit on the loose side. I've found that yarnsub is a good resource.http://yarnsub.com/
The good news is that a slight size variation in a finished baby garment isn't so bad; it will fit at some point.
The pattern you are using looks both beautiful and practical. I know it's vintage, but can you share a link?
Joining the chorus of others urging you to send the hats. I’m a first time grandmother and my daughter uses and values the hats I’ve knit for my granddaughter. In fact, many of her friends have asked for hats for their babies too. So go ahead and gift those hats. I’m sure they’ll be appreciated.
Absolutely gorgeous! Joining the chorus of those requesting links to the patterns. Thanks.
Congratulations. You've picked a beautiful pattern to welcome your new Great Grandchild. The Ravelry page has a very helpful tab marked "yarn ideas" https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lullaby/yarns
The most popular yarns used were Simply Soft, Pound of Love, and Berroco Comfort. I've used all 3 in the past for washable projects. The gauge is 30 stitches for 6" (or 5 stitches/inch; 20 stitches/4"). IF I was picking, I probably would select Pound of Love, which is a slightly lighter worsted and great for baby items.
Very nice! Do you have a link to the pattern? I wasn’t able to find it on Ravelry. TIA
Lovely. I hate knitting throws that only have one good side. Could you please share the pattern? Thanks!
My first tip is to trust your GPS and directions - it's at the end of a semi-paved street in an industrial area. The first time I went I almost turned around because I thought that the road had ended. I think that they have some signs now, which should make it easier.
The prices are best on the bagged multi-packs of yarn. Those are mostly discontinued colors, so make sure to buy enough. The "weekly wow" is their best deal. Other prices are comparable to Joann's or Michael's on sale.
If you are going this Sunday, I think there is an extra 20% off Super Bowl sale. Check their website..
The staff is really nice.
Flicking through my ipads bookmarks, doing some pruning and I came across this useful site. It’s got the st patterns directions for flat and the round knitting. http://www.knitpurlstitches.com/
Very useful. Thanks for sharing. I've bookmarked it - now the trick will be to remember where I've filed it
They are exquisite. I adore them all. Joining the chorus asking for pattern information.
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
We love taking San Francisco City Guides tours. They have a variety of free volunteer-led (donations accepted) walking tours. Our daughter has lived in SF for over 10 years and we haven't run out of new areas to explore. http://www.sfcityguides.org/index.html
Adding my voice to those expressing admiration for your generosity and beautiful work and also to those requesting the pattern.
I've had no problems machine washing and drying Caron Cake items. Just use cool to warm water and low heat, making sure not to 'overdry' - or, better yet, remove from dryer when still slightly damp.
Absolutely gorgeous. Could you share the pattern names and/or links?