I had pondered the same thing, and it took all of five minutes after the yarn first arrived in the mail for me to wind up a ball and find out.
From top to bottom, I used needle sizes: US 7, US 8, and US 9 with a purl row between. As I have mentioned previously on this blog, when I swatch, I usually begin with the smallest needle and work my up for several different samples. The cast on tail has 7 little knots in it and the bind off tail has 9 little knots in it to remind me later what needles I used to check gauge.
The yarn has spoken and, with spot-on gauge, it actually wants to become this:
This pullover has an interesting construction. It is knit from one sleeve cuff to the other with minimal finishing, basically the sleeve and side seams.
With temperatures of 103 degrees today, I have not yet cast on for this one yet, but school did start today!
In other news, the sewing machine and I have become reacquainted. Always in search of the "perfect" project bag, I decided to make one myself. I have several drawstring bags that work well for keeping WIPs safe and portable, but I have found to determine what is in the bag, I have to take everything out of the bag.
When Anne Hanson (knitspot) was in The Knitting Nest a couple of weeks ago, she had all of her projects in nifty little brick-shaped bags with zippers that opened up fully so the contents could be inspected without emptying them.
(drum roll, please...)
Allow me to present the brick bag by Feisty Knits!
(If you click on the picture, it will get larger in a new window.)
These are only a few of the many (seventeen, so far) fabrics. Each bag is fully lined and ready to go.
Stacy at The Knitting Nest has these in her store. If you would like one, just give her a call at 512-291-8866. I anticipate they may even make it to her on-line store, too!
Anyone ready for a little fall weather with frigid temps, say, below 90 degrees?