24/7 Cotton® is a worsted weight, mercerized cotton with a little sheen to it. There are 24 different colors to choose from. I am crocheting mine in the color GRASS. If cotton is not for you, there are dozens of other options on the Lion Brand website.
To best search, just go to the website, choose MEDIUM WEIGHT as your filter, and see all of the yarns that will work with this gauge. At first glance, I think it would be fun to see it crocheted in Heartland®, Textures®, Amazing®, or Landscapes®! And for an acrylic solid alternative, Vanna’s Choice® has a ton of colors to choose from as well.
To motivate you to choose cotton like I did, you can get 20% off when you buy 9 or more balls of 24/7 Cotton® with the coupon code 24/7Cotton2016 through October 28th!
Choosing a neutral like charcoal, ecru, camel or taupe will make your sweater very versatile with your current wardrobe, but I wanted to encourage you to consider a fun color for your cardi. Consider the colors you have in your closet. I like to color code mine, so it is easy to see I own a lot of blue and a lot of pink. I chose GRASS because the green is a complimentary color to pieces I already own. Take a look at a color wheel and you will find which colors compliment each other.
Alternately, crochet up the cardi in the color that is most flattering to your complexion and choose it as your outer layer EVERY DAY this fall!
If you already have your yarn, DO NOT skip the step of crocheting a gauge swatch. The pattern suggests using an I hook. After gauging, I went down to an H, and honestly I wish I had gone down to a G.
The v-stitch is created in multiples of 3. Chaining 27 or 30 as your initial gauge swatch chain will give you enough fabric to check your gauge.
I know you are anxious to just get started, but it’s VERY important to meet gauge if you want your sweater to fit like the photo! And it is a good chance to practice the V-stitch, as that stitch is the main stitch of this project.
Grab your yarn! The coupon is good through October 28th, start swatching so that you are ready to begin this gorgeous cardi! Happy Crocheting!