Okay, so - just a little introduction. I'm Lil and I'm a super-super-super-new knitter (like I literally have only really just perfected my garter stitch, haven't tried binding off yet and the thought of purling kinda scares me :teehee:) but I have a quick question.
I've been practicing a ton with some worsted yarn and sz8 needles off and on for a few weeks and then suddenly realized that I got it! But so I'm moving onto my first project, which is a scarf. I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky and 13 needles and so far, it's going very well! I bought myself a pair of acrylic needles and I love them - paired with this yarn, everything is fantastic!
But so - I'd like to do horizontal stripes of other colors in the design, but when I checked the site, I see that the Wool-Ease Chunky only comes in charcoal, which isn't really what I had in mind. I definitely want something quite a bit lighter. Then I had a thought - well, maybe I can pick up a woolier yarn that's a bit rougher to the touch than the WEC and that way it looks cool and it feels cool too and that way I can widen my searching to other brands of yarn to find the shade of gray I want.
My question is - is it a faux-pas to knit with two yarns that contrast in texture that way? Or would it make finishing the project difficult, somehow? Any pitfalls or anything I should look out for? Thanks in advance