Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Yarn, so many yarns!

I'm out of control where the yarn for this sweater is concerned. I've ordered yarn from three different places and am waiting to see which one will give me the gauge I need . . . and I'll figure out what to do with the "rejects" later. Do you think this means I have a problem?

  • First, there's the sport-weight Andean Treasure from Knitpicks. Nice colors, great price--but possibly too thick a yarn. (6 spi rather than the 6.75 called for in the pattern).

  • Second, there's Dale of Norway's Baby Ull. (It's not alpaca, but it's soft enough for a baby, the right weight, and as a plus, machine-washable! Herschnerrs has great prices, too.)

  • And last, Misti Alpaca which comes in both Sport or Fingering weight, also great prices, and about which I saw lots of rave reviews when I looked around the other day.

Gosh, do you think this will give me enough choices??

Maybe I should have just gone with the Plassard Alpaga in the first place and saved myself all this guess work . . . and really, if I end up being too lazy to return the yarns I don't want, it would have been cheaper after all! (Though, it was hard to find a source for it....)


  • That Plassard really doesn't look too expensive compared to the other yarns your looking at (or buying!). They are 200m balls at $10. The knitpicks are like $4 for roughly half the length.

    I know you don't want to foodle with gauge, but I see a lot of swatching in your future. Darn that weird stitch count!!! The Knitpicks may surprise you. I have found that some of the yarns (like Shine) swatch a bit differently then advertised. It may be worth the try if you like it.

    By Blogger Sherry W, at 1:07 PM  

  • I am lost for words. I guess my motto is "beat it into submission & make it work for you" ;^)

    By Blogger Marina, at 7:01 PM  

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