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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


oh crap

I finished the back of the garter knit sweater. As I said before I was using two strands of sock yarn with the Elann highland wool. The carry along yarns are a rather violent mix of yellow, blue, green and red. I am about half way up the front and took a good look at it. The two balls of sock yarn I have left are blue, green, red and white. No yellow. If I had look more closely I would have seen they were different color numbers. But I didn't :(
As a result the front look much lighter and cooler then the back. I don't know what to do. I don't see much chance of finding anymore of the yarn with the yellow. I tried Elann and Ravelry, no luck. I could frog the back I guess. What do you think?

By Suzann
On Thursday, August 07, 2008
At 8/07/2008 11:14:00 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Did you already seam that together? Or, is that one piece? I can't make out what kind of seam that is. If not, then you may be happier just ripping it out. How much yarn do you have left? You could knit the rest of it creatively to make it look like it goes that way.

Blogger Suzann Says:

Hi Trish. It is just the back and front next to each other for comparison. I considered frogging the back half way down and then using the yarn without the yellow to finish the back. Using the yarn I frogged to work the bottom of the front. So they would sort of match. The gals at Afghans for Afghans told me to get over it and finish it up. I am going to look at LYS to see if I can find a sock yarn with yellow red and white.

Blogger Joan Says:

I am so glad the A4A gals told you to get over it bc that was my impression totally while reading your post. The red running through, plus the blue makes them consistent. MOVE ON!! (if you haven't aready) ;-p

Blogger smariek Says:

Oh no! Wonder if there is a way to make it look like you intentionally did that, like a design feature. Hmmm.

I like your idea of frogging back and using the yellow yarn on the bottom of both pieces, and the non-yellow yarn on the tops. But that just seems like so much work!!!

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Oh crap. That stinks. Do you have any scraps you can work in at random? That would help. If not.....wouldja NOTICE if it was on a speeding 5 year old?


Blogger Les Says:

Maybe you could put a pocket on the front knit like the back with a big red or blue or yellow button on the pocket. Everyone will be looking at the pocket not the front and back together! Kids love pockets!


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