So, a while back, when I was casting on all the things, I cast on these lovely yarns, intending to knit a Northampton Neckerchief from the book New England Knits.
It’s a pretty thing, and these are pretty yarns. And this morning, I was playing around with it, and I was almost through the brown skein, when I thought, “Something’s not right here. There’s no way this is going to be enough yarn.”
So I looked at the pattern, and in a box on the page, it says you can split your skeins with a friend, and each of you could get a neckerchief out of the yarn.
If I don’t have enough yarn for one neckerchief, how on earth could it be possible to get two out of it? Is my gauge off? What am I doing wrong? (All the while, I’m still stockinetting away on the thing…mental wheels grinding along…)
Have you spotted it yet?
I have the wrong yarn. I’ve been happily knitting away with Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, and the pattern? It calls for Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. Sport vs. Fingering weight. Which would have been fine, and I would have kept going, except…I won’t have enough yarn to make the thing work.
I guess that’s one way to get a project off the needles.
I still love the yarn. I’ve got my eye on the Composed Mitts, but I think I’d need some more yarn for those too (in a different color though), so for now I’m holding off.
Happy Frogging, Friends!