Not a part of Operation: Use up Stash
I broke my promise to myself – I bought new yarn for a project! In my defense, I had no choice. I was away on Christmas vacation, and I didn’t have anything to knit. AHHH!
I was browsing the internet and decided on the When Sampson met Lila pullover for my next project. And before I knew it, I found myself at the local boutique yarn store in my husband’s home town. The original pattern used 100% wool. But let’s be honest; wool is not the most comfy and it would be far too warm for a short sleeve sweater for spring or fall. I used Berroco Comfort, which I’ve used before with nice results and is pretty inexpensive as far as yarn goes.
But, because I was using a DK yarn, I had to completely re-gauge the entire pattern. I guess there was some mistake around the hem, but this didn’t seem to affect me since I wasn’t following the number of stitches anyway. The only serious issue I have with the pattern is that the cowl neck line begins FAR to early on the chest. My sweater ended up fine, but if I were to do it all over again, I’d wait to do the cowl at least until I began the arm hole shaping. I’d probably also do it in the round, but that’s mainly because I hate seaming (in fact, this took me a few weeks to finally do all the seaming).
If anyone reading would like my notes on my re-gauging process, just ask.