View Full Version : Help me decide!

12-05-2009, 03:24 PM
Wise Ones,

When it comes to starting a new project I'm my own worst enemy. I can never decide. I have a couple of ideas for sweaters and tons of stashed yarn to choose from. Can you help me?

I have 5 skeins of Malabrigo merino worsted in Orchid (http://www.loopyarn.com/Detail.asp?ProductID=45540) and 10 skeins of Cascade 220 in Sapphire Heather (http://www.yarncountry.com/Cascade-Cascade-220-Sapphire-Heather--9456-p1213.aspx?AFID=AFD3)

I have 2 sweater patterns I'm thinking of making. One is Nora's Sweater (http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2009/12/02/sweater-workshop-nora-s-sweater.aspx) from Interweave Knits and the other is Cables and Flowers Top Down Cardigan (http://sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/cables_flowers_top-down_assymetrical_cardi.htm) from Sweater Babe. They both look like fun and challenging projects.

I was thinking of trying the Cables and Flowers in the Malabrigo and Nora's Sweater in the Cascade. What do you think? Will I tear my hair out cause the Malabrigo pills so very much? Will the Cascade be soft enough? Ah, decisions, decisions! Help!:think:

12-06-2009, 03:03 PM
I've never used either yarn, so I'm no help there. Both sweaters are super-cute, though.

For a cardigan, I'm not so sure I'd worry overly about the yarn being 'soft enough' as you'd always have a 'layer', at least a tank top if not a long sleeve shirt, on between the sweater and skin.