mmmkay so I think I want in on this KAL... just would like to ask a couple questions before I order my yarn. I have it narrowed down to, like, two types of yarn, Cascade Pastaza or Malabrigo. I'd probs order from WEBS (yarn.com) just because I have some noro that I need and they have the colorway that I want and WEBS is about an hour from my house, so shipping is quick. (yeah yeah I know I could just go to their store and avoid shipping costs.....but things are complicated when you don't have a drivers permit/license and your mom would rather die than drive you to yet another yarn store.) Anyway. enough complaining on my part.
The cascade would be in the colorway 0054http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/3723/#sku-171832
And the malabrigo... well, I don't know what color that would be.http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/1226/
I was looking for a deep purple, but I couldn't really find the right color. I reallyreallyreally want this sweater to look good, it will be my first finished one ever (hopefully, as my first
first sweater is sitting alone and unloved, with only one sleeve left to go. But it was stupid and ugly so I don't really care anyway
) Right. So I wanted dark purple, mainly because dark purple is in the elite group of colors that looks good on me. Red hair and light skin....... yep. But I promise, dark purple looks nice. Actually, want proof? here.http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html
Go to Wednesday March 28th, red & purple, florence
Thats obviously not me... but thats the same color hair that I have and the same skin tone. So I was looking for that color to do this sweater in. Anyway I couldn't really find it but I guess I can settle for something purple-ish.
So. I like the cascade color, it's pretty close to what I want, and it would be cheap too- just a bit more than 40 dollars. However, if I could squeeze the sweater out of 860 yards, I could get just four hanks of malabrigo, which is undoubtably yummier, and not much more money than the cascade (just under fifty). Sooo I'm going back and forth on it... anyone want to weigh in? Is 860 yds enough?? does malabrigo pill too terribly? Should I sacrifice color for the buttery-soft malabrigo? and if I did, which color should I go with?? I was thinking maybe paris night, or vaa...
Okay so if you made it through all of that, wow, congratulations. and If you still love me enough to give me some tips/opinions, Thank you, thank you, thank you!
ETA: so apparently there is a 20% off sale at yarnzilla, and they have four PAGES of malabrigo colors. http://www.yarnzilla.com/default.php?cPath=1_1235_1236
all these options are killing me!