Every once in a while you learn a lesson through experience that you wish you could learn by common sense and being observant. I recently learned that lesson.
I have had the sweater Sprossling by Knitspot in my queue for quite some time and this spring I have really been itching to start it. Spinning Yarns, one of my LYS, posted on Facebook that they had just gotten in a box from Madelinetosh in a couple bases including their Tosh Merino Light. I thought it would be a pretty good match, so off I went to buy some. I was able to get 4 beautifully matched skeins in Tart. It's a gorgeous color!
So I decided I had better go about this choosing yarn for this sweater task a different way. I went to my leftover bin and picked out a few different fingering yarns and started swatching.
Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga, and Handmaiden Casbah.
Henley with a Twist, which I expect I will wear against my skin, so a luxury yarn would be a better choice for that sweater.
In the end, I decided on Dream in Color Smooshy. I was able to exchange 3 of the Tosh Merino Light skeins for the Smooshy. I'm happy with outcome and love the In Vino Veritas color I was able to get.