Taking a break from the baby sweater knitting, I cast on for one of the sleeves of the hooded pullover that I got Lang Tosca yarn for at the Webs Tent Sale. I have 20 skeins of this yarn. And look what it does:
Now, I noticed a color change in the swatch I made, but it didn't seem so abrupt. This is definitely a striping yarn. I'm annoyed that there was no indication of this on the packaging. Stripes aren't necessarily a bad thing and I could learn to live with it, but not a sweater with thick stripes on the sleeves and thin stripes on the body and who knows what on the hood.
Now, I do have 20 skeins, which is more than enough for this sweater. Do I make the body and then cut and paste the rest of the yarn to make the sleeves match? Is this a very bad idea or could it actually work? Has anyone done something like this before? Or do you have any suggestions for a pattern that would work with this yarn that isn't a very very long scarf?