11 April 2017 Change in perspective It's amazing how dramatically a change in yarn can affect the look of a sweater. Take a look at Petra by CocoKni

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11 April 2017

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Petra by Coco Knits

It's amazing how dramatically a change in yarn can affect the look of a sweater. Take a look at Petra by CocoKnits. Originally designed for a bulky yarn, Petra has a gauge of 3 stitches per inch on a US size 11 needle. I knit it in Noro Transitions several years ago, and it remains one of my favorite winter sweaters.

Designer Julie Weisenberger has since reknit Petra in a much finer yarn for a completely different effect. The pattern is the same, but the finer yarn makes a very open fabric with a lot of drape -- a much more modern looking garment.

The updated version is worked in two strands of Shibui fibers - Reed and Lunar would be gorgeous, but you could also do it in a strand of twig and Lunar or continue reading

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