Yarn: All handspun. So far a Monet Effect and this Combo skein. The entire collar is done in the Monet Effect and the rest of the rows are done in two row alternation.
Needles: US size 6's.
Lesson Learned: Dye more ounces in one coloruway to prevent yardage shortages... Print the pattern if possible or use a PDF reader that allows highlighting of the rows to avoid brain meltdown. I learned how to carry a yarn up the side and start a new colour without tying off, I'll show you soon! I also know by personal experience that two row yarn alternations are really great at creating a uniform fabric that doesn't look stripey if you have two similar colourways.
Because I love it so much and constantly refer to it when building my own instructional content, I often find myself recommending it to others. I've even considered using it as the foundation for a knitting circle I'm hoping to start here on Post (all these Army wives and no knitting circle, something needs to be done!).
But, I've never knit a single one of the patterns.
Maybe it's because of the gluten-y names (Wheat wrapped around my neck, eep...) or maybe it's because I stress every time I read a pattern*, but either way I needed to face my fears, no matter how dopey, and knit one of these patterns.
*I pulled out the collar 11 times before I sat down and read the pattern line by line over and over. One of the biggest struggles I have reading patterns is actually reading the pattern. Not comprehending or understanding the lingo - actually taking the words into my brain in order so they can be proccessed. For a dyslexic knitter like me following a pattern is extremely draining mentally, even if it's a simple one like this cardigan.
Colourway A is a merino/silk in muted sea colours with a splash of copper here and there.
Colourway B is a 100% BFL green semi-solid with pops of deep purple.
At the time of posting this I have already introduced the 100% green ball of yarn you can see barely peaking in at the top middle and am several rows beyond what you see here.
I know I'll need more yardage but I'm not sure if I should try and dye another braid to match or the skeins of handspun shown in the photo above?