Delusion induced by severe sleep deprivation
|In late summer of 2006, I bought some nice alpaca sock yarn. It wasn't superwash, but I wasn't concerned about it. But this sad sock story led me to reconsider.|
I'm considering combining these 3 yarns into one project. The yarn on the right is silk/merino (246 metres), and the middle yarn is merino(382 metres). The alpaca yarn (350ish metres) is on the left (just in case the fuzziness doesn't show on your screen)
The green tones in the silk/merino are very similar to those in the other 2 yarns, so I think that colourwise it will work out. Gauge is my concern - the silk/merino looks like it might be a sportweight, and the other 2 look more like fingering.
I'm thinking of knitting something along the lines of the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
There are a few points I'd like to get opinions on:
1) Should I use only these yarns with large needles, and have a fabric that is very open, or look for another yarn (laceweight?) to carry along that will combine to create a bulkier yarn?
2) If I do decide to use a second yarn, what colour should I look for - grey or green? Light or dark?
3) If I alternate yarns each row, will that minimize the effects of the different gauges, or will I just get a wonky looking fabric?
4) Am I ever going to make anything near a dent on my "to Knit" list?