I know I don’t really have the time, since Christmas is coming and I am so far behind on that, but I have started a new sweater ( NOTE: need to be a member for viewing free patterns) for myself anyway. Now that I have made it through one skein of yarn I am worried that I may not have enough yarn and might need to incorporate the five skeins of a different color into the sweater. I made this sweater before in the actual yarn that was required, but found some Lion brand yarn in blueberry and lime blue at Dollar Tree and just had to buy it. Then I discovered that it is a different weight than the first yarn. I can still get the gauge (well as close as I can get gauge — mine are always too tall, so I adjust as I go), so I am trying it out. The first sweater turned out to have an open enough weave that I have to wear a tank top under it, so maybe with a bigger weight yarn I won’t need to do that with this one. It is an experiment. I think I will look at my completed sweater today to get an idea of how far along I am compared to how much yarn I have used before I get too far along.
The verdict is that I will have to use the lime blue along with the blueberry, as you can see from the photo above. I think I should be fine with yarn if I use a couple blocks of lime blue in the body part. I will have to decide later if I want to trim the sleeves and bottom edge and turtleneck with the lime blue. I guess I will see how it looks without first, then add if needed.