So.. As I am working through my stash I am trying to take note of patterns as I knit them up, the sizing ect, so I can post a few basic patterns. It is interesting because I have been using various thickness of yarn and have had to play around a fair bit with gauge. It has been fun to get a feel for different types of yarn and I am quickly developing a list of favourites.
I’ll put out a “shout out” to Bendigo Woolen Mills here in Australia. I’ve been using the Luxury 10ply and I have to say I am very happy with it. It is thick and warm but still soft and cozy. I am loving the look of thick yarn knitted up in baby sizing. And the bonus is its fast to boot.
The pricing is very reasonable as you purchase it straight through the mill. You get nice big 200g balls for about the price of two 50g balls of similar yarn from retailers.
While on the topic of things that I recommend I should also point out how much I love my Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set. It is a set of various knitting needle size tips that attach to cables so you can interchange most combinations of needles that you generally need. They don’t include the really fine point needles below 3.75mm but go all the way up to 10mm. For most general purpose knitting this is usually acceptable. You can make a wide variety of circular knitting needles without having to rush out an buy a new size every time you come across a different one that you need. Great value for money IMO. You can find a review over here on Knitty.