A pretty little aran cardigan, not a terribly complex design, not even very large. But oh my, it has been a nightmare to knit. Why? Because I used 2 strands of 4 ply rather than aran weight yarn; I am stash busting and I have rather a lot of sock yarn in my stash. It's a very pretty colour, but not soft enough to make 4 ply baby clothes or blankets, so my brainwave was to double it up and make child sized cardigans. But somehow having 2 strands per stitch made me throw a wobbly when it came to cabling. And each knit row involved the use of a cable needle at least once, often 3 times per row. So it was knit a few rows, frog a few rows, knit a few more rows, frog them again.....are you getting the picture? To cap it all, I still have 5 balls of this yarn left. I see a succession of simple aran hats coming off the production line when I can face it again.
My next project is going to be a log cabin blanket - surely even I can manage knit stitch without making too many errors?