2-4: It’s done and I love it! The only bother was that because the skeins are small and I held them doubled, I had to weave in an awful lot of ends. It’s warm and beautiful. I know from experience this yarn blossoms, and I’m worried the extra repeat (horizontally, not length-wise) may have been a mistake, but I am so warm right now knitting at my cold desk by the windows. This is the perfect soft yarn for an awesome pattern!
1-26: I casted on this morning, holding the yarn doubled. I’ve done the rib and am well into the first repeat. If my estimate holds up, I’ll need two skeins for the rib at the top, four skeins for each of the four repeats, and two more skeins for the bottom rib and the bind off. Since this is a total of 20 skeins, I should make it and have enough left for either a hat or some mittens.
However, I’m just not sure about holding the yarn doubled on this project. What I loved about the first one I knit was how clean and crisp the stitch pattern was. I’m not sure if I’m going to get that here, so I’m going to knit through the first pattern repeat and then assess. One thing my experience with this yarn has taught me is that it blossoms a lot when you block it, so although even the doubled yarn doesn’t look as thick as the Puffin the pattern is written for, I think it will do okay size-wise, although I did add in an additional 17 stitch repeat to give me a little bit extra.
Notes from Queue: I think I’m going to need to try this with the yarn held doubled, although it still isn’t as bulky as the puffin, so I will probably need to add an additional repeat.
Past experience with this yarn was that it plumped up when blocked, so I think I will block my turquoise cowl first and see how much it grows.