The cast-on date for our Miraflores KAL is just over a week away! Be sure to stop by the Ravelry group to chat with other KALers, share ideas, ask questions, etc. You can find all the rules for the KAL in post #2. This KAL will also be running on Instagram, so follow me @mediaperuana and use the tag #mirafloresKAL.
Have you picked out your yarn yet? If you're looking for some guidance, read on!
My original sample was knit in a single-ply fingering weight yarn, Dream in Color Jilly. I opted for a single ply because of the drape it provides, and the subtle sheen coming off the unplied fiber. Jilly is 100% superwash merino wool, 440 yards per 100g skein.
To knit the smaller cowlet (including a swatch!), I used nearly the entire skein--the cowlet alone used 390 yards. If you are knitting the smaller size and want to use just a single skein, I would not select a yarn with fewer than 420 yards, just to be on the safe side! For the larger size and for yarns with fewer yards per skein, you will likely need 2 skeins.
Single-ply Fingering Weight Yarns
Dream in Color Jilly with Cashmere: 440 yards/100g
Malabrigo Mechita: 420 yards/100g
Dragonfly Fibers Pixie: 475 yards/100g
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light: 420 yards/100g
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering: 475 yards/100g (This is the yarn I'll be using for the KAL!)
The Plucky Knitter Plucky Single: 430 yards/100g
Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label: 420 yards/115g
Forbidden Woolery Charity: 400 yards/100g
Wandering Wool Saranac Fingering: 400 yards/100g
Of course, you don't have to knit with a single-ply yarn! There are so many beautiful fingering weight yarns out there. Look for something that will drape nicely (a good way to see how a yarn looks worked up is to check the Ravelry projects for your yarn!), and keep your eye on the yardage per skein. The patterning will likely get lost in a highly variegated colorway, so I recommend something tonal or solid.
Another fun idea: use sock yarn leftovers! Switch colors every time you switch pattern sections. Please, someone do this, I want to see what it looks like!
So, which yarn will you be using? Share in the comments or over on Ravelry, and post a photo on Instagram with hashtag #mirafloresKAL!
On Monday I'll be talking about the pattern sizing and swatching for gauge. Stay tuned!
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