If only I could read into the foreshadowing in my cardigan's name. Stormy indeed is how I felt about this project running out of yarn. Can you see the dye lot change? Oh yes, I can. Honestly I'm trying not to let it bother me, but it does bother me a bit. But not enough to rip out the entire sweater.
I will occasionally check Ravelry to see if anyone has a lone skein in my dye lot....maybe. I could also rip out the sleeves and stripe in a contrasting color to ease in the odd dye lot skein, but I think the yoke is the main detail and a striped sleeve would make the garment 'busy'.
Part of me is embracing the imperfect, may I say design element that was forced upon this perfectionist!
The sweater pattern was fun to knit and of course you know I love Quince and Co yarns. Running out of yarn could be from various reasons:
1. I didn't get gauge (who does gauge???) (however the sweater fits so I think I was awfully close)
2. the yarn company wasn't entirely accurate in yardage (doubt that)
3. the yarn estimated by the designer wasn't accurate (I suspect)
There is a reason that knitters buy that extra skein for just in case.
I'm pleased that the sweater fits great and I'm excited to put it into timeout, then pull it out in the fall to wear. Once the emotions simmer down, I'll be sure of knowing what I want to do.
|sleeves of a different dye lot|