Friday, August 26, 2005


why didn't you people talk me out of a sweater on 4's? 3 nights of kniting and I have a hem. Whoopie.

Hey, note to others, don't provisional cast on with the same alpaca as you waste thread. It sticks nicely to itself when you go to remove it. :P

At least I have gauge...or so close it doesn't matter.


  • LOL, at first I read your post as 'why did everyone let you knit on needles so BIG?', but ah, I see, you're wondering about knitting on something so small that goes slower than you're used to.
    I'm just finishing a shell knit on 2's/3's that is a 2 color herringbone check, so for me, I can't wait to get this started because, relatively speaking, it is going to go FAST!
    Stick with it, and you may be so happy with the results that you start deliberately choosing designs knit at a smaller guage.

    By Blogger Marji, at 9:09 AM  

  • This is one way my gauge problems have worked out for me--while I'm knitting my sweater on a US size 2 (two!) needle, my gauge is still so large that I've got a third fewer stitches than I would have needed if my gauge matched the pattern. So at least, row by row, it's going faster, although I'm at the point now where I need to do serious recalculations to get the top half of the sweater to come out right . . . I'm kind of dreading that!

    By Blogger --Deb, at 10:04 AM  

  • marji:

    I'm not against little needles for smaller projects, and I'd say I usually use medium (6 or 7) needles on things like sweaters. But your right, I slowly am working my way to smaller and smaller needles as time goes on. If I didn't knit so slow, it wouldn't bother me as much!

    By Blogger Sherry W, at 8:32 PM  

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