I saw this pattern on knitty and fell in love.
However, I had never used DPN’s before and i can’t get hold of the specified yarn over here.
So i bought myself a set of 5 6mm needles (i knit really tight so i made up for this with the extra 0.5mm) and then set about finding a substitute yarn, boy is it hard!
First I tried ‘Rowan Kid classic’ as I was told it was Aran weight, equivalent to worsted, it came out tiny before i even felted it.
so now i’ve bought ‘rowan yorkshire tweed chunky’, a size up from the aran however when i cast on the required amount of stitches and knit three rounds it looked tiny, absolutely nothing like the picture at all.
Below is a picture of the 6mm needles and the chunky weight yorkshire tweed, i’ve cast on 40 stitches and so far knitted 2.5- 3 rounds (i’m rubbish at keeping count because i’m new to dpn’s).
the second one is to show a size comparison to my hand, the knitted links in the photo that comes with the pattern, look much bigger and they have been felted.
But it still looks too small as i know it will shrink in the wash. Can anyone tell me what’s going on as i don’t have enough knitting know how to fathom it out.
Basically why doesn’t it look like the pattern!?
Thanks so much for your time, i did witter on a bit.
Any help would be much appreciated.