I keep frogging because I don't like the way it's working up. The positive side of that is that I'm getting the pattern down pat and getting the "hang" of reading charts.
My first yarn was a New Zealand wool that I bought on the cone in bulk. It was just too stiff and scratchy, apparently it softens with washing but it was miserable to knit with. When I use that yarn it will be for a simple patter that moves quickly not a cable chart that requires slow concentrated knitting.
The NEXT yarn I tried was a worsted Brown sheep super wash wool. I thought it would be perfect because it is for my daughter and I know she won't be too happy about having to be too careful when washing. It was ok but it is more of a DK weight and I couldn't get the gauge I wanted and was afraid it would be too small.
So I finally settled on the Pure Merino, I LOVE the stitch definition and the way it feels. After already doing two gauge swatches I SICK OF SWATCHING so I decided to plunge right in. Once I get the first repeat done I'll check my gauge, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is close because I'M REALLY TIRED OF FROGGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The pattern size is 40-44-48 etc. I need a 42. My gauge is slightly over so I am using the instructions for 40......