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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!

KNIT: Mobius Cowl on a Yo Yo Diet

October 27, 2009

Check out this video (give it a second if you have a slower connection)

Click here to get on the yo-yo diet

Click here to get on the yo-yo diet

What’s not to love about the Yo Yo Diet Thick and Thin Wool Yarn? It’s not crazy expensive, it comes in great colors and it’s 100% wool!

And now, thanks to our “resident” knitter Faith we now have a great Mobius Cowl pattern you can get! Click Here To Get The Pattern.

Click Here to Get the Pattern

Click Here to Get the Pattern

Need A Sample?

October 11, 2009

Click Here to Get Your Samples

Click Here to Get Your Samples

Oh I know..sometimes it’s tough to figure out what yarn to get, especially online.

I want to make sure you’re happy with your purchases so I offer you the option to get a sample of the yarn. You’ll get about two feet of the yarn wrapped around a 5×7 index card.

Choose the yarn you’re trying to make a decision on.

If you decide to the buy the yarn you got the sample for, let us know when you order and we will refund your sample cost!

Also, please note on the yarns which have multiple colors I will send our standard sample color. If you would like to see a sample of your specific color please email us at upon purchase.

Click Here For the Samples

Click Here For the Samples

KNIT: $12 Easy Wool Scarf

October 4, 2009

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to put this easy scarf up on the site. You will giggle because it’s so simple.

Click Here to Get the Yarn

Click Here to Get the Yarn

First you need 2 skeins of Darn Good Yarn’s Thick and Thin Wool Yarn (which I call the yo-yo diet). You’re going to use up both skeins in their entirety for this scarf but you will get an ample scarf that goes together quick!

The second thing you need are US size 13 needles.

Too much fun:)

Too much fun:)

Now, cast on 9 or 11 stitches. You can choose depending on the width of the scarf you’d like. Me, well I like a longer scarf so I can wrap it more or tie it around my head then around my neck if it’s super chilly.

Ok, so you’re then going to knit 1 and purl 1 to the end for every row (yes seed stitch…can you tell I’m addicted to it?) It’s great if you’re just learning because you can practice practice practice!

I love this yarn because while the stitch is easy and you can zone out you end up with a very interesting texture. It reminds me of pebbles.

What a great, cost-effective, beautiful gift you can make in a snap this holiday season!

So what about the Yo-Yo Diet?

July 13, 2009

Yo Yo Diet Thick and Thin Wool Yarn

Yo Yo Diet Thick and Thin Wool Yarn

Hi all! (oh I sounded like Paula Dean there…)

Anyway, this one will be short this morning. I just wanted to touch base with you some of you that might be having questions as to what to make with the Yo-Yo Diet Yarn.

We can thank Sandra and Faith (who are some of our best DGY fans on facebook for this question!).

Hmm what to make what to make? Well, I renamed this yarn, because it is a true “thick and thin” wool yarn… get it? Yo-Yo Diet?! (Come on, we’ve all been there).

Well, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
You can make a scarf (you can see pictures of it by clicking here) All I did was CO 9 sts on size 13′s and worked up 2 skeins in moss stitch. It made a nice effect which looked like little pebbles
Here’s a Capelet: Click Here

For now, I hope that helps because I have to run off and be an assistant this morning.

Much love! And don’t forget to leave your comments!

Nicole (and Michael and Squeakers)

Here’s a notebook cover: Click Here