Worked in random stripes using yarn that can be substituted from your own stash, this is a truly creative knit!
The idea behind these patterns is to encourage you to experiment. The garment, hat and gloves all use a lot of different coloured yarns and give you a great excuse to play with colour. Use our recommended shades or go through your yarn stash and choose any colours you like together that are of heavier DK, worsted and aran weights – if you don't know which is which, check out our yarn guides in the last issue, which is also available at knit-today.com.
Choosing your yarns The given tension is for a worsted weight yarn but it is possible to use small amounts of heavier DK weight and aran weights in this garment and still get the same overall tension, as the differences between them will average out over the garment. It's still important to swatch to check your tension. Swatching also gives you a chance to check that your chosen colours will work together.
Getting the right size This garment is designed to fit loosely and so even the smallest size has a lot of ease. This means that a centimetre or two here or there won’t make a huge overall difference – which is great if you’re a new knitter!
Playing with colour If you are following the given sequence and have run out of a particular colour try substituting another yarn and enjoy seeing what happens! Rosee says, "When designing this set I unravelled rows a number of times when I felt the colours weren’t working together. If you're starting from scratch, Cascade 220 is a fantastic pure wool yarn which comes in an amazing colour range. It's my 'desert island yarn'!"
Tidying up your ends When changing colours you can weave in the ends as you go, which is quicker, or leave them all until the end, which is neater but takes longer.