Todays yarn is Lion Brand Micro Spun ultra soft microfiber sport yarn. This is one of the yarns that I picked up a few weeks ago when we visited the New Jersey Lion Brand retail outlet. The yarn is super soft 100% acrylic the skein is 2.5 oz., 70 gms, 168 yards, 154 meters. I bought it at the outlet and the skeins were packaged three together and were discounted so I won’t tell you the price. It is the yarn I was knitting with during my weekend pattern rant. I have made some progress today but not much. This is one of my crafty issues. This is a sport weight yarn and I am using a size four and five needle. It’s going to take patience and time for me to finish this sweater which I am making for my grand-daughter. I love the feel of the yarn and know that it won’t itch my grand-daughter. The downside of using this yarn is that it has a loose twist and I find the strand splitting easily. I am glad that I am using my ChiaoGoo lace circular needle because it has a great point on it. A blunt needle could be problematic. I like the way the piece it knitting up though and would probably use it again.
I thought it would also be a good opportunity to show newbies what your work looks like when using stockinette stitch. The outside of the fabric or the front is the knit side and shows the little v’s created doing this stitch.
The inside of the work is called the purl side and is characterized by little “purl” bumps.
Stockinette Stitch is knit one row and purl one row. If you lose count remember if the v’s are facing it’s a knit row, if the bumps are facing its a purl row!