Hello! I am so excited to have found this forum and have spent HOURS browsing already, what a great place!!! I have recently returned to knitting after many years away and wonder now why I stayed away so long.
I have fallen in love with handpainted yarns, Schaefer yarn to be precise and have been collecting quite a stash over recent months.
My questions is about mixing yarns, I now have 8 skeins of Schaeffer yarn which are different "types: (but all wool or mohair), the gauge is different as well as the texture. They are all the same color (Elena Piscopia from the memorable women series).
I am wondering if these yarns could be mixed in an afghan. I just love the colors and in my minds eye I see a luscious afghan of different bands of textures. Of course in my head it looks just beautiful but I am wondering if the reality would be a mish mash of different gauges.
Has anyone done something like this? Thoughts, suggestions, or even a “forget about it” would be appreciated. Thanks!