Matching site or not, we knitters 'just know' when we've got it right.
I've had this wonderful Heritage Cascade Superwash sock yarn for several months. Original intent was to make a lovely neutral cardi, inspired by some of the classics of the 40's. Then I found a pullover from Textured Stitches. I think I made at least 5 swatches, cast on about 200 stitches, knit or ribbed a few rows -- and ultimately set them aside, every one.
Now I think I've got it! (with apologies to Professor Henry Higgins?)
The Paravel Wrap from Tricksy Knitter. It's just grand and surprise! It calls for fingering weight yarn (I've got plenty of that!) and size US#6 needles, straight or circular. The designer gives the how-to for making the shawl wider and longer. Ssssshhh -- I didn't even swatch this one.
I've only finished one border repeat (8 rows, repeated 12 times), but it's working up quite nicely.
|On the iPad using GoodReader. I'm marking rows and|
counting repeats with bright green highlights.
This one's a match -- wrap and yarn will be perfect together. Check out Tricksy Knitter and sign up for the blog. You may just find one half of your own pattern / yarn match there.
General announcement of note to no one but knitters -- I cleaned my house. You know, with a dust rag, and a vacuum cleaner, and glass cleaner. This process also included mopping the kitchen wood veneer floor (great look, terribly high-maintenance.) If you knit or do any sort of craft that is more fun than cleaning you'll 'get it' that this is a momentous announcement.
But the BIG announcement of the day is the Match dot Com that resulted in a pattern / yarn combination that will be absolutely wonderful. I can hardly wait to wear it.