feeling vindicated

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran Tweed in Posie, who knows what dye lot but I finally got gauge!

Can you see it? 4.5 st/in (18st/4in) and perfect row gauge too, on 4.5mm needles! And it was a whole lot nicer to knit with, smoother, faster, better stitch definition, much more what I expect from Jo Sharp yarns*. There has obviously been some sort of manufacturing problem in Italy, which I imagine is giving Jo Sharp one hell of a headache, or will be soon. At least I no longer feel crazy/incompetent; however, two problems remain - I still don’t have yarn for Rogue and although I now know that it is possible to get gauge with Jo Sharp Aran Tweed I have no idea what dyelot this little swatch came from and even less idea how to find more non defective yarn. I have ordered the Rowan Magpie Tweed and I can use it for Rogue if I have to, but it is not the colour I want for this sweater. All I want is 13 good skeins of Aran Tweed in Posie, is that really too much to ask?

*Many thanks to Jo who offered me her scraps after yesterday’s post, it is such a relief to confirm that it really is the yarn and not me.

1 Comment

Comment by Carol on 1/8/2005 @ 7:05 am

Wow I can’t believe you are having so much trouble with yarn. I’m glad you found some that actually knits to guage but I’d go with the maggie tween after all this. Maybe the Jo Sharp Aran is telling you it is meant for something else.

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