Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hello! and Yarn?

I have to say this sounds like a fun group. I appreciate the invite! I'm glad to see that several of us don't have our yarn yet. I thought I had the yarn, but I couldn't get gauge with what I had. This Saturday, I'm going to my lys to shop around, and will bring the pattern with me.

I have a couple of questions, and would love to read your opinions. First, variegated or not? I'd love to use a pretty variegated yarn, that doesn't have major pooling issues--any suggestions? Second, what about using something different for the button band/collar? I'm thinking either a complementary color of the same yarn, like a solid if the main yarn is variegated, or perhaps a different yarn altogether. Would a different button band draw attention away from the pattern details?

1 comment:

Operakatz said...

There's a trick to handpaints/variegated to prevent pooling...alternate rows from 2 different balls. There's no hard and fast rule about what yarns will or will not pool...gauge and number of stitches in the round affect that more so alternating breaks it up.