I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have used the exact yarn called for in a given pattern, and I've made my share of mistakes while learning how to substitute. May you be able to learn from them.
What's a knitter to do when they never remember to flip their row counter? Learn to read your stitches, and you won't ever need one again. How to tell how many rows you've knit since the last time you increased or decreased.
In preparation for the release of my new pattern, Jill and the Bean Socks, I have created two new knitting tutorials for the Left-leaning and Right-leaning Bar Increases. (Plus my very first knitting tutorial videos!)