Really, I have been trying to work from stash, that’s why I am making the shrug with the Midnite Rainbow yarn. But for some reason, sock yarn seems to call to me. I have been wanting to try Austermann Step, the yarn with aloe and jojoba oil, so I broke down and ordered some a couple weeks ago. The cardi looks about the same, with the exception of a few inches of sleeve. I am afraid of running out of yarn, so I got some solid purple for the sleeve ribbing and the neck and front ribbing.