I've been making eyes at Knitty's Tubey
since it first came out, and finally decided to make it my first Serious Yarn/Project Commitment (read: buying more than three skeins at once).
I'm using these three colours
, along with a black.
My questions to you lurvely knowledgeable folk are:
1) the pattern calls for up to 10 balls of black Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (100yd/90m per 50g ball). I am wanting to substitute a different, 100% merino yarn to 'match' the yarn I'm getting from handpaintedyarn.com. Is it just a matter of making sure I have 1000yd/900m of said yarn? Or, because the yarn is so much bulkier, should I instead be looking at the total weight, rather than the yardage?
2) Have any of you made Tubey before, and if so, are there any suggestions I should keep in mind? The pattern looks very straightforward, though I'm a touch concerned about the shoulder pucker in the bottommost picture -- that may just be from the way she's holding her arm, though.
Thanks in advance for any information, and I hope to be sharing pictures of the finished sweater, sooner than later! :)Edit, 4:45pm:
Thanks so much for all the great comments and information! I really appreciate it.