I searched weeks for Royal Tweed by Lana Grossa in colour 34. Ever since I saw the Fitted Knits book I wanted this tunic. In exactly same colour. Finally, I found an online shop that had it, so I ordered 8 skeins as most of the knitters needed around 6-7 skeins and were saying 8 is a very generous calculation. Now, I did not take into consideration that I'm quite a loose knitter and that I have to go sizes down with the needles to avoid my knits looking like nets. So, for this pattern I use US4 (3.5mm) instead of US10 (6mm) circulars! Had I done my math, I would know that this will take up way more yarn. I'm just about to finish the 5th skein and I know I will have to start the 6th to at least reach some decent length for a tunic. But will there be enough yarn for both sleeves? I already checked - the online shop sold the last 8 skeins of this yarn to me.
Act of desperation: I went to a lys and asked for some lessons how to improve my knitting tension.