Ok, so let’s walk through the process of matching yarn to idea.
I have this idea for a pretty little not-quite-cable I want to play with. I think it would look delightful as a nice chunky rib on a hat.
The first step is figuring out, mechanically, if the set of stitches and stitch manipulations will do what I think they will do (because wow is the answer to that question not always yes).
And I don’t know a way to do that other than just grab some yarn and see. The first yarn I grab for this is almost never The One True Yarn, but it’s usually instructive.
I can see already that yes, the stitch will do what I want (though it will look much more defined when it’s a bit bigger). But I can also see this yarn isn’t anywhere near thick/substantial enough for what I want.
Does it mean the yarn is bad? No, of course not.
It just means this yarn isn’t a good match for this stitch and my intended project. It’s delightful yarn, and I’ll happily use it for something else some other time. Just not this thing right now.
So, we move on to the next possibility…tomorrow.