Confession is good for the soul, right?
I confess, I might have done something that flies in the face of all my knitterly instincts. I might have done something that is a crime against the yarn itself.
Or… it might turn out really cool.
I had this lovely delicious skein of Single Silky Targhee from Blue Moon Fiber Arts that was staring at me all weekend. I had several days
off with nothing planned and was trying to bounce back from a cold. I was on a lot of cold meds. It was 696 yds of amazing. I also just happened to have a skein of Sweet Georgia Trinity in Nightshade that perfectly complemented the Silky Targhee. All of a sudden I had a sweater’s worth of worsted weight yarn. Just enough yarn to do a 1999 Sweater from Tin Can Knits. I cast on, adjusted the pattern to allow for sleeves to be knit in the Nightshade and the body in the Targhee, and away I went.
So what’s the problem?
- I would always always recommend against doing a sweater with a single. Something this light and fluffy and unspun looking almost always pills when you look at it sideways.
- Lace, in a sweater, with a single, just screams a pilling nightmare of a sweater.
- I’m really afraid I’m going to have to walk around carrying a sweater stone with me wherever I go.
- I McGyvered the sleeves so that I could use the two different skeins of yarn in the pattern. I just sort of winged it, and we know how that sort of thing usually goes. There will be sewing up at the end of the sweater as I needed to work the yoke back and forth rather than in the round because of the 4 ends of yarn I was working with.
- I’m knitting the women’s small. Which while it will technically fit me, it does not give me the 1-2″ of positive ease that the pattern recommends. Then again, if it looks bad on me, it should fit Addie. I hope. I’m going to put it on some Try It On Tubing tonight to check. I did a gauge swatch, so at least there’s that.
So basically what I’m saying is, “What could possibly go wrong?”