Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diamond sleeves, take two

I've finished the body of my Diamond Yoke cardi and am now onto the sleeves. Just thought I'd do a quick comparison between the first cotton version (which I abandoned) and the new wool version:

My first response is that I can't wait to block the wool version; it's hard to even compare these sleeves.

I also think it's weird for the two sleeves to be so different. They're both pink chunky yarn knitted in the same stitch pattern, but otherwise they have little in common other than being sleeves!

I have learned a lot about yarn selection with this project. I thought I'd learned this lesson while knitting my Ditto cardigan, but I guess I had to learn it again. I want to learn how to quickly and easily make yarn substitutions. I'll do some research and let you know what I find out.

1 comment:

  1. That yarn makes a big differnce, julie.
    I see more of the cable design than the reverse stockinet in the new version. It is much more defined,prettier and more decorative.