Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Zephyr for Swallowtail?

I am ready to start my Swallowtail and hoped to use the same Zephyr that I used for Scheherazade (Mystery Stole 2). But if I've done the arithmetic correctly, Zephyr is finer than the Misti Alpaca called for in the pattern. The Swallowtail is small-ish to begin with... If I use Zephyr, will it come out even smaller than the dimensions given in the pattern? If any of you have used Zephyr, what size needles did you use?

3 comments:

stephanie said...

Hi, I would like to join the SWALLOWTAIL KAL as I am just starting one in Zephyr as well using US 5 needles.
My e-mail is tuffycavanaugh@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Christy J said...

I am doing a Swallowtail in Zephyr. I realized the yarn was quite a bit finer so I stopped down to a 3.25 mm needle. I know it will be smaller, but don't really mind if it's more of a scarf. I'm just on the Lily of the Valley border (darn nupps) and don't know what size it will actually block to when finished.

Christy J said...

P.S. I would like to join the group so I can post my shawl when finished.
email is :cciott@ntl.sympatico.ca