This is a onesie. Or at least it is trying to be a onesie. But I didn’t buy enough grey wool to finish it!
I used a pattern that was written for acrylic yarn and I bought 100% merino wool instead. But merino wool weighs heavier than acrylic yarn and since skeins are sold by weight, there is of course less yardage in a skein of the heavier wool.
So if you are buying yarn that is not the recommended yarn for a particular pattern, make sure you compare the yardage of the two different skeins. That way you can be sure to buy enough and not end up like me with a quandary and an unfinished garment.
I have completed the back and the two fronts of the onesie so I only need enough of the grey for the stripes in the sleeves. (The button bands and the rest of the finishing is done in pink.) I have been back to the local yarn store where I purchased the wool, only to find that the grey has been discontinued. I was a bit surprised since I bought this wool only two weeks ago and had paid full price for it. Come to think of it, I did buy the last grey skein in the shop but I would have thought that the yarn stores would sell a single skein of a discontinued colour at a discounted price?
All is not lost. If I can’t find the grey wool anywhere in New Zealand, I can always make the sleeves plain pink with grey ribbed bands with the little bit of grey I have left. I will search online and make a few phone calls, as I would prefer to have the sleeves in the same stripe as the body.