On the Left: a Scoop made from Lion Brand Cotton Ease
in the color "Vanilla".

On the Left: a Scoop made from Rowan All Seasons Cotton
in a melange colorway called "Cloud".

(See below for hints...)

YARNS for the Scoop du Jour Cardi:
Basically, I searched on the gauge the sweater calls for (18 sts / 24 rows or Aran or Heavy Worsted) using these resources -


Wise Needle


Knitter's Review


Not associated in any way commercially with companies mentioned :)

AS ALWAYS : swatch first to make gauge...

Adrienne Vittadini "Dianna" Alchemy Yarns "Lone Star "

ArtYarns "SuperMerino"

Arucania "Nature Cotton"

Arucania "Nature Wool"

Black Water Abbey "2Ply WWt"

Blue Sky "Dyed Cotton"

Blue Sky "Organic Cotton"

Brown Sheep "Lamb's Pride"

Barlett "2-Ply Worsted"

Christopher Sheep Farms "2-Ply" Classic Elite "4 Season Cotton"

Classic Elite "Skye Tweed "

Debbie Bliss "Aran Tweed "

Debbie Bliss "Alpaca Silk"

Debbie Bliss "Cotton Angora"

Debbie Bliss "Cashmeriono Aran"

Debbie Bliss "Denim Aran"

Debbie Bliss "Merino Aran"

Dzined "Wool/Hemp WWT"

Dzined "Wool/Hemp/Mohair WWT" Elsebeth Lavold "Angora"

Filatura di Crosa "127"

GGH "Samoa"

Jo Sharp "Desert Garden" Jo Sharp "SilkRoad Aran "

Karabella "Aurora 8"

King Tut "Egyptian Cotton"

KnitPicks "Andean Silk"

KnitPicks "Andean Silk Twist "

Noro "Cash Iroha"

Noro "Kureyon"

Noro "Shinano"

Noro "Silk Garden"

Rowan "All Seasons Cotton"

Rowan "Kid Classic"

Sirdar "Romance"

Wool Pack "10 Ply"

COOL HINT #1: Notice any difference? On the original grey Scoop - I made the ribbed edging on the body 4 inches; on the sleeves, 5 inches.

You can make the ribbing however long you want it (up to the length as stated in the pattern) ! Just be sure to knit an equivalent amount of Stockinette st to equal the pattern's written amount of ribbing when you are completing the piece...

COOL HINT #2: A LITTLE steam on that ribbed edging will make it lie open and flat. LIGHTLY steam it while spreading with your hand - be careful not to overdo it (or steam your little fingers :)

COOL HINT #3: Not sure how to block cotton or a cotton blend? Go HERE for some tips and tricks..

...please send me any and all yarn suggestions - anybody tried the TLC Cotton Plus at this gauge?

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