I chose a delectable bamboo yarn for this project in a rich raspberry. I wear this colour a lot, but I don't yet have a jumper in my handmade wardrobe in this shade. Now is the perfect time! Using Kristen's steps, I'll share with you how and why I chose this yarn:
Kristen will be knitting her Cadence jumper in wool, her favourite fibre. While I do enjoy wool hats and gloves, wool jumpers are something I have never been able to wear - too itchy! I wanted as high a natural fibre content as my pocketbook would allow, as I dislike synthetic materials. Bamboo is a renewable resource, which naturally sways my vote as I am spending the next year focusing on sustainable and slow fashion.
I found my yarn at my local yarn outlet shop for 30% off per ball - a bargain! I have used this yarn before for crochet projects and it's a treat to work with!
Cadence calls for an aran (also called worsted) weight yarn. This is a nice, cozy weight which will keep you warm all fall and winter!
MEASUREMENTS & YARN REQUIREMENTS
Following Kristen's instructions, I looked at the pattern's finished measurements and I will be knitting up a medium or 38.5" bust.
A medium jumper needs 738 yards (675 m) of aran weight yarn. The yarn I chose comes in 95 yard (87 m) balls and I bought 10; 950 yards (870 m). I will have more than enough yarn, as I plan on knitting the pattern as is.
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What yarn have you chosen? Are their any particular fibres you love? Feel free to ask Kristen or I any questions you may have! Kristen, as the expert, is a fountain of information!