Wednesday, February 03, 2010

January sock is finished

There's a lesson here.

I love the pattern (KnitPicks pattern: Gansey Socks). I love the yarn (Trekking Pro Natura).

But the pattern calls for size 4 needles and a DK weight yarn! So I thought I'd just knit a little looser with my fine yarn, and use size 3 needles.

The yarn I used should be knit with size 1 needles. So my sock looks like a billion holes held together with some yarn.

Lesson learned. But I have to commit the same offense over again in order to have a matching pair. However, the next pair I make will be knit scrupulously to gauge, and if the yarn doesn't fit the pattern, then I will either get a different yarn or get another pattern.

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Blogger Becks said...

They are kind of sweet though, nice and lacy for the summer?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Well, that's certainly a "glass is half-full" way of looking at it! I like your optimism!

7:22 PM  

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