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TGIF February 10, 2012

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Curse-Free & Stash bustin’ Boyfriend Knitting

He Said She Said
Spend the weekend doing something you love for someone you love …

Chic Knits HE SAID SHE SAID is made with bulky yarn and knits at 3.5 sts per inch.

So, do a little stash diving and in a few hours, you can make a great gift!

No Bulky Yarn in the Stash?

NO PROB! Just combine two DK or Light Worsted Weight yarns from your collection…

Here’s how:
— Add the two gauges of Yarn #1 + Yarn #2 together
— Divide that sum by 3 to get the approximate New Gauge

Trying this out with yarn that has a gauge of 5.5 sts per inch, we get: 5.5 + 5.5 = 11 / 3 = 3.6 (usable at 3.5 sts per inch).

Or make him a MAX using a mod on our Maximus Pattern

Here’s a smaller circumference version, we’ve dubbed MAX – I’ve made 3 of these and wear it all the time!

How to make a MAX from the MAXIMUS
Using the set of numbers for the 2.5 sts per inch gauge instructions, subtract 8 sts from your cast on and 8″ from the length worked.

It takes 88 yds of Super Bulky yarn. (Triple stranded worsted works really nice — try different colors for a tweedy effect!)

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3 responses to “TGIF February 10, 2012”

  1. Rose says:

    Thanks for your ideas about combining yarns to achieve bulky weight. While it may seem obvious to an experienced knitter like yourself, it’s truly a helpful tip to someone like me! Love the patterns too!

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Oh! You’re very welcome!

    BTW, I always have to go look up how to do this, so I thought I’d post it for posterity, too, (brain like sieve).

    Maybe I should add it to the tips page and just get out of denial… ;p

  3. Rita says:

    I just stopped by to wish you all the best on your Birthday. Happy Birthday, Bonnie Marie!

    A girlfriend was just asking my opinion on what hat to knit. How convenient you’re featuring one I think she’d like and it uses the right weight of yarn too.

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