Suvel sain WW-st seda lõnga nimega Dublin, 80 % puuvill, 20 % linane, 100 g/200 m. Võtsin 400 g. Mõtlesin, et mingi jaki või sviitri jaoks 800 m on enam-vähem sobiv hulk, kui on vaja, ostan juurde. Nüüd on aga lugu selline, et just musta lõnga poes ei ole. Perenaine ütles, et võib-olla on tal mõni jääk.
In summer I got from the WW shop this yarn named Dublin, 80 % cotton, 20 % linen, 100 g/200 m. I bought 400 g. I was thinking that for a cardi or a sweater 800 m is about right and that I get more if needed. But the thing is that it is exactly the black yarn the store does not have anymore. The owner told me that maybe she has a little quantity somewhere.
It is not exactly necessary to get full length sleeves but at least three quarters woul be nice. What should I do? I recalled that there was a different black ribbon yarn in the store. I wrote to Malle yesterday and it came out I was right, there was a Duval-named yarn with exactly the same metrage and 100 % cotton. Today I went to the store in order to establish whether the shae match. I made a swatch, some rows with one and then some rows with the other yarn. No difference in colours, maybe a small gauge difference.By the way, this is why yarn weight is not always the only telling information because the fiber composition may affect the gauge.
So I talked it through with the owner who was in the store today. I wound the remaining yarn in two equal portions (according to the weight). Now I will make both sleeves as long as the yarn allows. And tomorrow I will see how it is going and continue with the other yarn, if necessary. Even if there is a slight difference in gauge, it is not so visible in the bottom of the sleeve.
So it is getting interesting.