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Sweaters you could make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010

Yes, I openly admit to being a lazy knitter. It’s not that I’m lazy per se… I just have a lot going on. So, if I put a project down I want to be able to pick it right up again in about oh… 2 months. I also don’t like my yarns to be exclusive. Sure, I could round up some cabled fair isle craziness but that’s not what Darn Good Yarn is about. The complexity of these yarns will speak for themselves in understated patterns.

Recently, I was asked for a few recommendations for a slightly fitted sweater. Here’s what I came up with! If you know of others that should be on this list, please email me at

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for! While on the intermediate side– you can really hammer down on shaping. Premium Recycled Silk Yarn would do the trick here! This one is not totally fitted around the waist however it’s super easy! This would be made with the Premium Recycled Silk (at a fraction of the price too :) ) this does have more fit but it’s nice and light and slightly sheer. It would be wonderful in the Premium Recycled Silk This would work up in using possibly 2 strands together on 10.5′s You could shorten the sleeves how you see fit! The yarn would be the Premium Recycled Silk This one is a little tangier and could be worked with any of the banana fibers except for the Landscapes Series worked in yo-yo diet, this would work up nice a quick! A little looser, I don’t think you need to strip this one.. just go for it in our Premium Recycled Silk. With the nice wide stitching it would look stunning with a strong solid fitted tank top underneath it! an easy sweater with a fitted waist included! Perfect for our Premium Recycled Silk Yarn I love this sweater and it will be on my to-do. Use the solid colored recycled silks or the premium recycled silk sari yarn. Could you imagine this in one of our more subdued blends like Golden Temple Recycled Sari Silk.. oo la la! this would be stunning in solid colored banana fiber don’t you think? Yes, whilst a little on the intermediate side, it’s really not too bad. Do a guage check.. you might be able to use two strands together! So easy and would look lovely in banana fiber!


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  1. Laurie Zoerner says:

    Hi Nicole
    I bought some of your yarn on ebay, and LOVE IT–so I’ve added a link now in my favorites to this site. (I’ve knit for 8-9 years, but mostly purchase yarn from Walmart, J0-Ann’s, and Crafter’s Warehouse–and they don’t carry silk. ) I never realized what a gift it is that your business rolls the silk into balls, until getting a different ebay purchase where I had to do it myself. Wow and thank you! It took me a half hour just to roll a 100 gm bundle into a ball, which is lost knitting time. Oh, and I’m almost done with my first silk project, a knit-in-the-round custom designed to fit me 3X tank top/shell (6 skeins yarn). I can’t wait!!!!!!

  2. Hazel Blumberg-McKee says:

    I’m so thrilled that you admitted to being a lazy knitter! I am, too, and sometimes I’m vaguely ashamed of not tackling Hard Projects. But I work all day as a freelance editor, indexer, and proofreader, breaking my head over scholarly texts. By the time evening rolls around, I want to knit something easy that’ll just leave me feeling like I’m in The Zone. Knitting then becomes a meditative activity for me.

    Perhaps we lazy knitters need to stand up and be counted!


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