MDK Gems: Spectra Sweater and Tvinni Yarn

By Ann Shayne
April 18, 2022

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  • Greetings Ann,
    Your Spectra sweater is lovely. What size did you knit, and did you order extra skeins to accommodate for the longer sleeves.

    • On the Tvinni page, where it talks about how many skeins per size, it’d be helpful to know what the sizes are.

    • Hi Dawn! I didn’t need extra skeins for the longer sleeves.

  • I am confused. This says that the sale is good through next Monday April 18, but that is today. Is this good for today only?

    • In the last paragraph of the article it states good through April 25.

    • Fixed it! This offer is good until the end of the day April 25.

  • I totally agree with Ann. I’ve been knitting for 12 years and this is hands down my favorite project ever. The day I finished it I immediately chose & ordered colors for a second one.

  • I am glad you love this sweater: mine is too itchy to wear. I guess I am just not a wool girl. On the other hand, I did love knitting the pattern. Both the marling and the side to side construction were fun.

  • That is a beautiful sweater Ann – I really like the fit and the colours you chose. Just one question: the pattern calls for two strands of sport wt to get worsted wt, but you’ve used two strands fingering to get DK. Obviously that turned out very well…but I’m not so great at substituting yarn.

    • Sorry – I should have read the pattern more carefully – Tvinni is sport wt not fingering. I guess I got confused reading the intro to this post…Tvinni is mentioned as fingering wt..but on closer look at the actual yarn description I see that it’s sport wt. I’m hoping to combine a DK with a fingering, to get gauge. Lots of swatching to do!

  • OK, OK, I will knit this sweater after all! You’ve caught me between big projects, stitching on an Alabama Chanin T. But I’m also wearing my swarf in this weird weather and have enough leftovers that need somewhere to go … I also copied your mid-blue, Ann, to be marled with the light gray for MC.