View Full Version : The little yarn that couldn't!

01-13-2006, 11:06 PM
anxious to get working on my hourglass sweater, but hit a serious
snag :( .

I bought Debbie Bliss (just beautiful) cotton/wool , but the gauge is not going to work-uhg! It's recommended gauge is 24=4" and the sweater is 19=4". When I get the gauge right the fabric is just too open. I thought it would work, but I was having doubts so I asked dh--he felt it would probally be a little to open as well.

so, I guess I'll have to part with my Debbie Bliss (I can at least pet the bag every once and a while) and sell to ebay. Then I guess I'll start the process over. Better to learn this little lesson now (recommended gauge can be important). I'd rather not knit up the whole sweater only to be disappointed.


01-13-2006, 11:14 PM
the same thing happened to me with Tubey. Can you use the "wrong" gauge and just make a different size? That's what I'm doing.

01-13-2006, 11:21 PM
Did you try doubling the yarn? You'd have to buy more though, if that worked.

01-14-2006, 12:47 AM
:inlove: You guys are the best!
I thought about using a different gauge (knitting on a 4) but decided against it for two reasons--that's one small needle to use for my 1st sweater and secondly I'm too chicken <O> (me flapping my chicken wings).

I had thought of doubling the yarn, but decided against that as well--because I would need 10 more balls!

So, I'm a little sad about shipping my debbie bliss :crying:. The lovely skeins are already a part of my family! but, I'm sure the new yarn will warm my hear equally :heart:

I figure I'll call herrscherners tomorrow to see if I can send it back, I looked at the return policy, I think I can return.

In the mean time, I've gotta find something to knit!!

thanks! :heart:

01-14-2006, 01:08 AM
There ARE lots of patterns out there that are knit with dk yarn. You could keep it, you know.

I'm sorry, I've just never heard of anyone returning yarn before. :rofling: This is obviously why my stash is so huge! ;)

Don't let me influence you too much. I'm just an enabler.

01-14-2006, 07:41 AM
What? What's that you say? "Return" yarn?
Uh.........there's been a communication breakdown, as I don't understand that phrase.
Are you typing in English????? :roflhard: :roflhard:

01-14-2006, 09:05 AM
Return yarn? :shock:

Exchange, perhaps...but not return!


01-14-2006, 11:31 AM
I think my eyes were playing tricks on me!
Did you say retu... retur... ret... (too hurtful to say)!
Why? Do you live in a bachelor's apartment? Are your closets that full? Is there no space under the bed?
Sorry, I can't comprend not keeping good yarn for another project and just buying more. I save up for it if I have to or ask my LYS to hold some of the same dye lot for me and buy a ball at a time until I have enough for my project.
Huh... maybe I do have an addiction. :thumbsup:
:roflhard: :roflhard:

01-14-2006, 11:36 AM
Trust me when I say I have stashes everywhere, ( a little bag of-which doesn't qualify as a stash!)of fabric, jewelry making supplies art supplies and a collection of antique buttons.

Since, my son (who is 32 mo.) I went from a large studio, plus my classroom for overflow to Ummmm...a closet! For 40lbs. he sure takes up a lot of space!!

Now, I have one bedroom with a small closet :( for all my stuff. And I'm little weird when it comes to yarn, if I'm not using it --it drives me crazy...surely with time I will get over this weird affliction :rofling:. I'm totally distraught about all the oddballs of yarn I have hanging around. I'm not at peace unless I have the perfect pattern, and only the yarn I'm working with--I'm a zen knitter! & Actually, I think I have issues!! :roflhard:

But, with some yarn therapy, and some great enablers like you guys, this too will pass!! :thumbsup:


01-14-2006, 08:36 PM
Sorry it didn't work out. :( Did you wash your swatch? When I did that with the Cathay it actually changed the gauge a bit. But then you couldn't return it, of course. Hope you can find another yarn you love!