I don’t mind trying this and that! I’ve learned some hard lessons over the past few years about yarn choice! Especially so when I’m “substituting”, veering away from the yarn used in the model project.
Using a similar “weight”, and achieving the correct gauge, is only half the battle!
I’ve got some unwearable stinkers in my sweater room. :pout:
And that doesn’t count the sweaters I’ve given away because the sweater stretched and became too long for me! Ha Ha!
That’s exactly what happened with my Noro Silk Garden coat! And now I’ve finally reclaimed all the yarn (aka " frogged")…and knit Every Last Inch into a Log Cabin Squares Blanket!
I refused to give away my favorite Noro colorway!
I haven’t given up on Chevron Sands. But I know I need to purchase the right yarn for it. So looked around on WEBS and Jimmy Beans and Knit Picks… but didn’t find anything that jumped off the page.
I adore your color combo, even with the deeper saturation. But I’d need a warmer color combo. I don’t wear blue much. Maybe a variegated Rose/Pink/Beige/Tan colorway coupled with a solid that complements. The variegated being the first 12", followed by using the solid. But I think the last 12" would be the opposite: the solid.
So that’s where my head’s at. I’ll keep my Yarn Radar tuned in! :figureditout:
Do most of your LYS KAL knitters view this “wrap” as an over-sized scarf really? It’s a fine line, isn’t it? [B]Is it a small wrap, or a wide scarf?[/B]
I’m knitting two “Wheaten” pieces right now. One uses dk tweed. The other aran silky tweed. It’s from the BrooklynTweed Collection. But it was very hard to decide upon the cast on number of stitches! The pattern has so many “uses” put forth that I had a hard time visualizing my goal!
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/wheaten (bechamel beige)
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/wheaten-2 (leafy green)