Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Sknitching

Cast on 66 stitches on 2.5mm needles. Knit 15 rounds of K2 P2 rib and 30 rounds of pattern. Try it on. Oh dear - its too tight!

Cast on 66 stitches on 3mm needles. Knit 15 rounds of K2 P2 rib and six rounds of pattern. No - the yarn is much too thin to make intarsia work on needles this big.

Cast on 88 stitches on 2mm needles. Knit 15 rounds of K2 P2 rib and 25 rounds of pattern. Oh dear - those snitches look rather pointy.

Rip back a few rounds and reknit the snitches without the bottom two stitches. Knit a few more rounds beyond. Yes - definitely better.

I wonder if it would look rounder without that gap under the wings? Rip back a few rounds and try that. No definitely not. Rip back and revert to original pattern for top of the snitches.

Knit 30 rounds of pattern. Approximately ten hours of knitting on this project so far.

Try the sock on. I don't believe it! It is still too tight - can't get it over my ankle! (Mutter curses.) Rip back all the way to the cuff and fling it aside in disgust.

What next - 110 stitches on 2.25mm needles? I guess so....

2 comments:

Lavender said...

Hi Emma! Wave your wand over this portkey: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html

Lavender said...

I'd prefer not to post it until I've tested the method myself, so perhaps in a couple of days. But feel free to post about it yourself if you like :-)