Yesterday I swatched the Western Sky Knits Merino 17 for All of the Lights. That sweater is so gorgeous and I want the yarn to be perfect. I love everything about the Merino 17 worsted weight yarn, including the color, but I was afraid it wasn’t going to be right for this pattern.
I just don’t think the cables are going to show up well on this yarn, nor do I think the yarn is going to shine as well as it should if I use it for this pattern.
In my mind, I want to knit this yarn and this seems to the only yarn I want to knit right now. I want something classic, pretty but not with a lot of detail that isn’t going to show up anyway.
One of the problems . . if you can call it a problem, is that nothing I see measures up to the Dashi Jacket. I loved knitting that pattern and I love how it fits and I want to knit one in every color. This WSK yarn keeps telling me it wants to be another Dashi Jacket but I’m trying to resist that urge.
Here are a few patterns I came across that may work. I think I can knit this at either worsted or DK gauge.
You would think since I can use DK or Worsted, I wouldn’t have any trouble finding a pattern. I think I’m going to keep this yarn in the back of my mind so when I do come across a pattern that will work, I can get right on it but I’m probably overthinking it all at this point.