Blame It on the Cold Meds

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?

  1. 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.
  2. Lace, in a sweater, with a single, just screams a pilling nightmare of a sweater.
  3. I’m really afraid I’m going to have to walk around carrying a sweater stone with me wherever I go.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?”

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