A really soft cotton with eco-credentials 100% recycled cotton.
But the pattern called for aran weight. I knit up the tension square so many times on different needles but couldn't get anywhere near the gauge with the right texture.
Plan B. I have also coveted this throw over top for many years, in fact I bought the book to make an open fronted cardigan when I was pregnant nearly seven years ago and this top was the reason I started to learn to crochet because I really wanted it. I feel confident enough to give it a go now(I'll get the dog, the bike and the basket later...)
The yarn is great for this because it does not have much shaping in the body and the yarn has absolutely no give, it is like soft cotton string so it is ideal for a draping garment.
So what about the miette you may wonder? Well mum and I were in hobbycraft on Thursday and we saw this Rowan yarn on sale and in the 3 for 2 offers with brilliant yardage (200m per ball). I chose this teal/petrol colour and I convinced my mum to have the last four balls of purple.
We spent £24, wait for it.....altogether, our cardigans will be £12 each! We are going to do a knit-a-long together to pick each others brains as we go. As I went back to the car she shouted, "Don't start without me!"
I won't I thought because I have a throw over top to finish first! Jo x