Thursday, January 24, 2008

What to do

I went an entire evening without something to knit last night. I'm not kidding, I have NOTHING on my needles at the moment and it's really a problem for me. I had an adorable top picked out from the recent Knitscene and had chosen the perfect yarn from stash. My problem is, the pattern calls for a DK weight yarn and my stash yarn is fingering weight. Can this be done? How? I'm not that advanced of a knitter to just know which yarns can be substituted. So it seems that today I'll be doing a bit of swatching and a bit of researching for other patterns as well. My heart is set on using the stash yarn (Adrienne Vittadini Celia), the chosen pattern can wait for a different yarn if needed.

2 comments:

Just A Little Off said...

No credit to the husband who was shipped out to the garage to find that yarn that was STILL packed in a box with the rest of the yarn stash. I SEE! :-{

Knitting Linguist said...

Isn't it frustrating when the stash and the pattern books just won't match up?! You're right, swatching is all you can do, then hope to get gauge and a fabric that you like all at the same time :) Good luck!