Saturday, November 10, 2007

Back to knitting

I finished something! These are just basic socks with a seed-stitch cuff, made in Schachenmayr Regia Color 4-ply / 4-fädig (how's that for a name?) that I got at Maryland Sheep & Wool. I really like this yarn - the stripes are cool, and the yarn seems nice and sturdy. (It's also machine washable, which is a requirement for my socks - it would take approximately 4 seconds for hand-wash-only yarn to deconstruct in my house.)


I started a sweater too! Right now it looks like a blob, though. It will be this sweater. I was sort of torn about the plain edges, since as you can already see, stockinette stitch curls like nobody's business. I really like the aesthetic of it though, so I could be setting myself up for years of frustration. The yarn is a cotton/linen/vicose blend that is very soft, and lighter than straight-up cotton. It's weird to knit a sweater bottom-up, it just doesn't make too much sense logically. Probably after this I'll stick to top-down, since they don't require seaming and you can try them on as you go along.

I just got a copy of Fitted Knits - I was super excited for it, although I was a little disappointed when I finally got it. I thought there would be more info about modifying the patterns - like how to sub yarns, etc. I like a lot of the patterns in the book, but almost all of them are knit with bulky yarn! I think the smallest needle size is an 8. Bulky knitting looks good on no one, in my opinion, so I'm going to get a math exercise when I make something out of this book.

3 comments:

reluctantMANGO said...

Back in the saddle, huh? Congrats on finishing those socks - what kind of toe did you use? The stripes are so even! Mine turned out thicker than anywhere else on the sock with a short-row toe.

Jax said...

Like the socks

Dove Knits said...

Cute socks!

I got Fitted Knits and was disappointed, as well. They're all the same sweater! And they all have that weird ribbing panel at the waist...to eliminate any sort of waist a person may have, maybe? They're pretty sweaters, but I just don't think they'd flatter me.

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