First I tried to make the marina piccola socks from this yarn. I got a good chunk done and figured out I was knitting the pattern all wrong (so, okay, my fault), but the pattern was the worst ever for a yarn that basically has NO STRETCH at all. I ripped it out and tried again using one of my own patterns...the yarn kept splitting, it had no give...I cursed, and I am still cursing. That beautiful color .... is all over my hands, under my nails, on the pillow I lean on when I knit...At this point I am not certain if I should finish the socks, except that this pattern looks pretty nice, however, the yarn is a nightmare.
- I figured out the marina piccola pattern so I won't have issues next time - I will do it in a proper sock yarn
- Don't judge a yarn by its color
- Don't buy that yarn again