Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lessons Learned

Lesson number 1:
If the pattern calls for sport  weight yarn in cotton, don't only get the correct weight yarn but fiber as well.  I bought sport weight to make a beautiful Robyn Chachula cardigan but purchased superwash wool, well the pattern called for cotton.  The wool stretched out so bad it was a total loss.  Cotton and wool are two different species. My gauge was correct, I had all my ends weaved in and blocked it.   Ugh what a mess, I can't even unravel it because of the motifs connected as you go.

Learned: from now on pay attention to the fiber as well as yarn weight, the designer picked it for a reason.