January 26, 2008

New Project: Socks

I started socks with my pretty yarn last night. I'm not sure I'm happy with them so far though. I chose to knit with size 2 dpns, but they might be too big for the yarn. I like a nice tight sock fabric and it's not coming through. I might rip it back and start again with smaller needles, maybe size 1 or even 0. It will take longer, be more tedious, but look better. But 'll also have to recalculate the cast on number, which is always tricky because I'm not great at working out my gauge. So far I haven't had many problems leaving it mostly to chance with a little measuring though.

The finished socks are great, but the real enjoyment for me is the knitting, so I want them to be perfect.

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