A couple of days ago I came across a colorwork sweater I fell in love with . . more like . . became obsessed with.
I spent hours and hours browsing yarn shops to come up with the perfect yarn/colors. The pattern recommended fingering weight, single ply yarn. I’m not a huge fan of fingering weight sweaters and have never made a single ply sweater, fearing it will pill like crazy.
I thought about using the Harrisville Highland yarn that I used for the mittens. Since the leftovers were still handy, I grabbed those and did a swatch. I started with the recommended needle size, then went down one size. In both of them, I can see the blue yarn behind the white yarn.
In the sweater on the pattern, I can see black floats behind the white yarn and I don’t like that at all. I thought about using sport weight yarn and a tighter gauge.
I had leftovers single ply fingering weight yarn so I did a swatch with that too.
I did the same thing – using the suggested needle size and then going down a size. I love the design but I’m not sure I want a fingering weight colorwork sweater.
Basically, I spent about 1-1/2 days shopping, planning, swatching, stash diving . . and now I’m not even sure I want to make the sweater. At least, if I decide not to make it, I hadn’t already ordered yarn.