After frogging several times

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I started a sample for NoviEst yarn store. At first I planned some simple pattern for the yoke, something like vertical stripes in reverse stockinette. However, it became clear that the yarn in question is too bouncy and the fabric is too tense, no matter how many stitches I cast on. 
I tried several times and decided that it will become a simple sweater in stockinette stich and I will try something else from a different yarn. The yarn is Nalle (Novita), 100 g/260 m, 70 % wool, 30 % polyamide.
It is noteworthy that although the yarn is heavier than the one I used for the sweater with the same construction, shown in the previous post (that one was 100 g/350 m), the gauge is tighter. This, my old observation was confirmed once more: yardage or weight is relevant but it does not automatically mean that yarns with the same yardage will behave similarly. Fiber composition matters as well. Mohair is a remarkable example: usual light mohair  100 g/900-1000 m qualifies as lace weight yarn and one would asume it is similar to laceweight wool, yet it is airier and more fluffy and, therefore, requires thicker needles. 
As of now, I have knitted more than shown in the bottom picture.

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