…And also in the pattern layout! After many months brainstorming with my mentors I believe I’ve finally solved one of the biggest issues being allergic to animal-fiber created! I’m super excited about this development as I’ve never been ethically against animal fibers if they are produced in a humane way, just limited by my own illness. I shall try to limit my use of exclamation points, but don’t let that fool you – I’m totally jazzed about this development and hope you all will be too!
In the pattern you’ll see a few new things. The “gauge” section will now look like this:
Rather than requiring both blocked stitch and row gauge to match, you may now substitute as long as blocked stitch gauge matches. Yes, swatching is important! I recommend a minimum of a 6×6 swatch that you wash and block in order to get your blocked gauge.
Throughout the pattern where typically you’d see a line that reads like “work x number of rnds” you’ll now see “work x number of rnds. If substituting yarn: work x”/ y cm.”
And that’s it – a simple, elegant solution to a complex problem. I’m so blessed to have such masterminds on my team!
To test it out, I’m posting my next few garment test knits with the new layout and would love for all of you to join me with your favorite eco animal-fibers for the test. Then tell me what you think!
If you’re ready to jump on board the first new layout test being offered is for this great for all seasons long sleeved layering top here. You’ll need Eco Stitch’s sport weight hand dyed linen yarn or yarn with a blocked stitch gauge of 22 sts = 4”/10cm. Happy knitting!