Sunday, January 29, 2006

Where things stand

So this is the secret help I have....

Obviously, I'm still working on the Chevron pullover.
But I did take time out to try for gauge on the Dale Sisik cardigan. Pattern calls for US4 or I of course took the middle road and tried first with US5 12" circular.

Hey, it seemed to make sense at the time.

That came out way too tight.

So I re-did it with #6, Susan Bates Silvalume (or whatever they called them).
At first I was sure that too was coming out too tight.

The pattern wants 21 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches. I measured 11 stitches and 14 rows over 2 inches a bit into the work, but that is unblocked.

I am toying with the idea to try knitting with the right side on the inside, so that any propensity to tighten up with the floats might go away, and get the EXACT gauge.

Hey, this sample piece IS only the third time I have used the Philosophers Wool two-handed technique, so I think there is still learning to go in terms of tension.

What do you think?

Inside floats...they look neat to me....but I am not an expert in this yet. There were very few of the "pretend/unpretend" type wraps needed.


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Elizabeth said...

Well, mine isn't spam like the one above! I love that fair isle pattern and color scheme. Nice work. With a little practice the two-handed thing will feel completely natural.

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