NaKniSweMo Yarn Acquired

This year I’m preparing for National Knit a Sweater Month in advance. I’ve already identified a couple of patterns that will suit my husband to a T. And last weekend, I managed to find a sweater quantity of the right kind of yarn.

Knitters, you know how hard it is to find a sweater quantity of yarn at an LYS. So often, they have 5 or 6 hanks remaining of a particular color. But when you need 10 or 12, you’re sunk.

Well, I’m proud to say that I’ve achieved a small pre-NaKniSweMo victory. Last weekend, I was in Duluth, MN and visited Yarn Harbor. They had a wonderful selection of Quince & Co. Yarns, including 13 hanks of the Lark base in the Parsley colorway.


Yes, I bought every hank they had. I could probably get away with only 12, but I was convinced that, if I bought fewer hanks, I would jinx myself and would soon regret leaving that last hank behind. When you’re knitting cables, sometimes that yardage really sneaks up on you.

Next comes the swatching. When November 1st comes, I’m going to be ready to go.


  1. I keep thinking I should participate in this but I know I won’t make it. I’ve had a sweater on the needles since last summer and I’m not even to the armholes (top-down raglan). And it’s in worsted weight. ::sigh::

    • I just don’t know. The good news is I think I have enough yarn for either one. I may decide to search for both in order to decide.

  2. Lovely color! I think I need to participate this year. But must determine what yarn to use with what pattern. So maybe I better start planning now. I will likely change my mind a few hundred times!!

    • Yeah, there are a lot of wonderful options out there. Planning ahead is a good idea. Especially if you need to order yarn. Last year I got lucky and found the right yarn in my LYS the week before NaKniSweMo started. But that was REALLY lucky.

  3. I failed miserably last year. I doubt I can make it this year. I already have the sweater crop top roaring to go and I wouldn’t want to have to wait until November to cast on. We’ll see. Maybe I can finish it by November and start on a new NaKniSweMo project.

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