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Cashmerino Aran & Tempting

I'm very close to finishing the Tempting sweater; I tried it on last night after placing my live stitches on waste yarn. Amazing fit and exactly what I envisioned. I was reading this review of Cashmerino Aran after I had decided to switch to smaller needles for the Tempting re-knit. Ribbing can be tricky when determining gauge but I knew the fit and the look I was after. For Cashmerino Aran and ribbing, I think you must knit at a tight gauge. Everybody who's knit the Tempting with Cashmerino Aran mentioned that it really stretches with wear, so I think I successfully allowed for that in the slight modifications I made. For the sleeves, I knit the first few rounds with Size 6 (US) DPN's and then finished the sleeves with Size 7 (US) DPNs - the same size needle I am using for the body of the sweater. I'll also knit the last inch (the neckline) with Size 6 circulars as well. I might not have tried this modification had I not seen it done several times in Kim Hargreaves' ribbed knit patterns.

Otherwise, I've followed this pattern exactly as written for the smallest size and I love knitting with the Cashmerino Aran. It's definitely one of my Desert Island yarns.

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Comments

oh, i completely agree, Janet!
i love the cashmerino yarns, too - they're fabulous! this color is so pretty. Can't wait to see it.

I can hardly wait to see the pictures of Tempting!

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