Monday, July 20, 2009

Common sense would say

that a textured pattern stitch isn't going to show up very well in a somewhat "busy" variegated fingering. Common sense has proven to be correct, at least with this yarn.

A bolder texture might have worked, maybe a largish cable, but much as I wanted it to, this one just doesn't cut it.

So I switched to a heavier weight (worsted) and a solid color.

I do seem to spend an awful lot of time relearning the obvious.


Gigi said...

Oh, I think they're both lovely, but I have to admit the blue is my favorite. I also have to admit that I'm a little bit happy to know that even good knitters (like you) still have learning experiences once in a while. Everything I make is still a learning experience. I'm so looking forward to a day when I'll feel confident in my knitting. That does happen eventually, doesn't it ;-)?

MollyBeees said...

They're both pretty but boy does that pattern pop on the blue! Socks?

magnusmog said...

The obvious is beautiful in the blue!