I was so enamored with my Aphrodite yarn, I made immediate plans to use it as contrast color for the Drops 116-1 a pattern (rav).
When I got home, I made immediate plans to purchase more of the yarn for the main color from knitwitch's online shop. In my head it was a beautiful grey. On her website it was non existent, but no matter. I emailed her and she dyed up a special lot for me. Meet Pegasus:
I am smitten. It's perfect.
I dove for my needles only to realize...I bought the wrong weight both times. It's a dk weight. The drops pattern calls for a sport weight. Let me reiterate that for you. I bought dk weight yarn at 21-24 sts per 4 inches, the pattern requires a sport weight at 24 sts per 4 inches. It's feasible, I clamour. It's not that bad a difference. I'll just knit down a size, I tell myself. My knitwitch yarn is an 8ply (11 wpi) according to Ravelry and the pattern is requires 5 ply (12 wpi).
So I start hunting the needles I need again. And the same realization hits me in the face. That's the difference of a size 5 or 6 needle required for my yarn and a size 2 needle required for my project.
So follow Knitters, do I continue this delusion any farther and swatch? or would you pick another yoked cardigan pattern?