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tashabear
tashabear
baby gansey update #1
After a torturous amount of time spent casting on, I finally got to start the actual knitting for this sweater. I have learned two very important things:
  1. Holding tension to knit superwash yarn this fine makes my fingers ache. Solution is to wrap it round my forefinger twice, thus giving it more friction.
  2. My tension when purling English is looser than that which I achieve by purling Continental. I'm not going back to fix it, and neither the recipient nor the end user will notice, but I notice. The solution is, of course, self-evident.

Other issues of note are the gaps that occured when knitting the first row. The nature of the cast on created gaps between stitches. Had I done as the author suggested and gone down two or three needle sizes to cast on, it would not have been an issue, but I don't own, nor do I want to buy any needles that small. I resolved the problem by knitting into the back loop on the first round. Hopefully, this will not only resolve the gapping problem but also the problem of a wavy bottom, as noted by the author.

Other than the issues noted above it's going pretty well. I have maybe half of the welt done; garter in the round always takes so long. It's going to be a cunning little sweater, though. I can't wait to see it take shape.

Bed now. It's definitely time.

i feel: tired tired

2 trips or shoot the rapids
Comments
caitrin From: caitrin Date: April 1st, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ooh, make sure you bring it on Monday so we can see!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 1st, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I will, if I'm not deep in the throes of wedding sewing by then!
2 trips or shoot the rapids