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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Salina Take Two

I've been working on SalinaTwo for what seems forever now. It was going really well, however, and seemed like it was going to be the Best Sweater yet. And then I noticed that I had a lot less yarn than I thought I did. Sure, I was knitting a smaller size, but I was also using a tighter gauge. Sure, I had leftover yarn, but when I weighed it, it was only 20 grams. Oh dear!

I got to this point.

salina

Which is about where they want you to end the sleeves on Salina, but I couldn't do it - because I work in a primary school, I'm in a variety of temperature zones all day long and when it's cold I need those full length sleeves!

I was down to working off the swatch.

omg that's all that's left???

My colourway of Rowan Felted Tweed (Whisper, shade 141) is discontinued so I didn't have the option of popping down to the shops and comparing balls to my jumper. There was still an online shop selling my colourway, however, so I took the plunge.

And, it didn't really go.

colours so do not match

A bit more green, I thought!

dye lots do not match

Which was then a bit bright. Harrumph!

I am giving up, striping as much as I can with the remaining bit from the swatch, and the cuffs will just have to be bright, and blue.

sleeve striping

3 comments:

jacicita said...

Bright cuffs! It can be a feature :)

ruthcrafts said...

you know stripes were always the plan ;)

Lien said...

Ha! Welcome to my knitting life. I'm thinking of re-naming my blog "...and then I ran out of yarn..."