Amiga has buttons. Many of the Featherweights, shown on ravelry, seem to be falling off the shoulders. Is that due to the light-weight fabric? Knitting a size too small? Or the scant design that doesn't meet in the centre? Whichever, I thought perhaps those button might come in handy.
Amiga is knit with Cotton Flamme. I have the yarn. The pattern is free. Choice made. Amiga it was. Deciding the sweater itself would be my gauge swatch, I cast on with the recommended 5 mm needle. Holy Doodle, that's a big needle for the Flamme. Knit on Brenda. Two inches into the sweater and I had cob webs on the needle. It seemed to me that it would never hold it's shape. I could see myself tugging and pushing at it every time I wore it, not to mention getting caught on every sharp edge I'd pass. Rip.
Featherweight, calls for Malabrigo Lace Weight and 4 mm needles. Sharon just knit one with Flamme and 3.75 needles.
seeing something in person vs., seeing a picture sometimes makes all the difference.
Oh I like!!
I need something other than a shawl for lace weight (beaucoups) stash.
Gosh! They really do look almost identical in pattern, don't they? Out of curiosity, was the Amiga 'cobweb' knitting measuring to-gauge on 5 mm?
I'm surprised people (Rav search) were getting gauge with that yarn, on the 5mm (or more!) needles. Others went down to 4.25 mm.
I confess, I'm not much of an "oooh, me too!" knitter. Quite the opposite, in fact (contrarian, me). I want something nobody else has! :))
Enjoy your Featherweight!
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