Thursday, February 8, 2007

Gotta Love Gauge


After casting on for my Sahara sweater and working for a few inches I noticed my gauge was a little off. It's supposed to be 5 stitches to the inch and I was getting 6. It was also supposed to be 7 rows to the inch and mine was 8. I just happened to be at my LYS today and the suggestion was to go up two sizes on my needles. I was using a 6 so I went up to an 8 and my gauge is now perfect. I like the way the fabric is looking with the correct gauge too. Tonight I will re-cast on with the corrected gauge and go from there.

They also showed me their new sock yarn called Jitterbug by Colinette. Love it! There was a sample of it knitted up and it looks just as awesome as the Socks That Rock. The colorways were also as impressive. I had a hard time choosing one (because, of course, I had to have at least one hank). I'll probably be keeping my eye on it for future socks. I ended up with the colorway Sahara, which I thought was a sign since I'm working on my "Sahara Sweater". It reminded me of a tiger so I think they will empower me when I wear them. My tiger socks. I can't wait! I love sock yarn...

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Sisters in addiction.... I love sock yarn too.