Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ugh! When patterns are wrong!

I am so mad right now! I had planned to have the Wave Scarf done for January 6th for my sister as a La Befana gift. Unfortuntely that did not happen. Why you ask.... well that's a very good question! I don't have enough yarn!!

I pattern called for 6 hanks of Cadena yarn. BULL-JINKIES!!

I was on skein 3 last Friday and trucking along nicely. The pattern is nice and fairly easy. A 24 stitch cable is a little challenging, but you get the hang of it and it's every 12th row, so not too bad. But like I said, I was on 3rd skein and barely had 20" on the scarf!! The scarf is suppose to be 71" long!


I rush over to my computer *stepping on the poor cat's tail - who insists on getting in the way everytime I walk somewhere in my house* boot up my computer and start searching Ravelry. What do I find?? NO ONE who used the recommended yarn make that scarf with the required number of skeins. Others used between 8 to 10 skeins. *sigh*

I went over the Knit Picks and ordered 4 more skeins and I'm praying that the skein colors will match - or that they'll be close enough not to notice. So, this project is on hold till the new yarn comes in.

What have I learned.... check Ravelry before starting any more projects!



KimT said...

it is gorgeous though, worth the effort!

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh No!! I'm sure the new yarn will match up okay, you may not even notice with all the cabling. Its looking great and your doing good!! Hang in there!

Morrighan said...

That's an OUCH for sure... I had that happen with a scarf, many years ago, before I learned to knit. I first learned of dye-lots 1/3 of the way through a rainbow crocheted scarf. oops.

That one looks beautiful though... may have to give it a shot myself. (I'm one of those crazies that actually ENJOY cable knitting.)

Jennifer said...

Ugh! But oh man, what a beautiful job you're doing!!

Carol said...

Drat and double drat on the yarn requirements, but if you work a few rows alternating between the old and new yarns it probably won't be noticeable if the colors aren't exact.

But the pattern and your work is gorgeous so I'm sure the delay will be shortly forgotten.