Sigh. Questions, always questions.
I have loved Tempest, desinged by Ann Weaver, from Knitty.com. I have worked at finding the right yarns. I have played with different combinations, and different gauges as I worked through my stash, but could never decide.
This is my latest sample. The solid colour yarn is Filati Fine from Elann. It is nice stuff, 45 % acrylic, 35% wool and 25% nylon. Definitely a blend. But a nice feeling one.
The multi colour is Fleece Aritst 2/8 BFL. Not a blend but one of the finest yarns on the market. Pure lovely soft Blue Faced Leicester. 100% wool. A yarn to sigh over, and I do.
Technically the colours work. If you are trying to see if you have a good combination, take all the colour out of it and see. I did and the tones are ok. I think I like it. But I liked the last sample I did for this sweater too yet I did not knit it. I was just never sure.
My question here is, do you mix these two very different yarns? I am going to wash and block my sample. Maybe that will help answer my question.