I did something unfortunate and I'm hoping y'all can help me minimize my goof.
A year or two ago I made a sweater for my husband from Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky when. He chose the yarn based on softness of the skein, but didn't realize how itchy the mohair knit up would be. He is princess and the pea anyway, so he just couldn't wear it, not even over a long sleeved shirt (I replaced it with a cashmere sweater, lucky DH! It was bargain cashmere, but REALLY soft anyway).
Here is the issue: I finally got around to frogging the sweater and chose a pattern for myself. I'm not terribly sensitive and am not worried about being itched. I purposely chose a pattern for a loose sweater with a big loose neck. What I didn't fully realize until I was several inches into the sweater, and liking it quite a bit, was that my yarn substitution had a major problem. Yes, I got the gauge with the Lamb's Pride Bulky, but the original pattern called for the yarn to be double stranded. This wouldn't be a problem except that the NECK is not double stranded. Kind of a problem since I'm using bulky...
The question is: Should I try to get the Lamb's Pride worsted in the same color? Or is the dyelot issue going to kill it? In that case, should I go with a contrast color?
I'm not even sure what color I was using...bought it so long ago I don't have the wrappers. I tried taking pictures, but I wasn't sure they were very true. I think it is 03 Grey Heather. Suggestions on a contrast color? Or maybe dyelot issues won't be a huge issue since the collar is big and floppy? (I could only include the collar or it would go over the size limits).