Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Because I'm seriously vexed. I've finally decided on a pattern to use with the Fixation for my sockpal's socks. It's the free lacy sock pattern off of the Cascade website. I love this pattern. It's easy to memorize and looks really good with the colorway I've chosen. I'm happily knitting and about halfway down the cuff when I think to myself, "Gee, this is looking a bit big." I stop and try them on. All I can say is, "Wowza." I refer back to the pattern. Hmmm, no gauge is mentioned. Size 5 DPNs are indicated. Hmmmm... A ripping I will go. Now I've got to decide whether a size 4 or 3 would work better. I'm going to try a 4 today. The good thing is these socks zip right along with the larger needles. I am getting the hang of how to work with the yarn too. Don't pull too tight! Let the yarn flow but give it a little tension. Hopefully I'll have better news for you in a few days. Here's a picture of my efforts, the large cuff that shall be no more by tonight.