Thursday, April 20, 2006

Watch that swatch!

I've decided to (gamely) join the Six Sox Knitalong. These guys (well, mostly gals) knit six socks per year to specified (and generally lovely) patterns, with cool contests to encourage you. My first Six Sox attempt will be their latest, the Sixth Sense (a picture from that Group at right — I didn't make this).

I'm going to try to do it for my mom for Mother's Day, but we'll see!

My plan is to use the Lorna's Laces in Watercolor whose cake I showed you yesterday. I'm also going to use the ribbing top, not the hemmed top shown ("more decorative than functional" was I think how they described it).

Of course, I swatched:

I need 8.5-9 stitches per inch. I got 8 with the #1s. So... what you see here is me realizing I'm going to have to use #0 dpns on this one. Ooh. There's a first time for everything. But this sock is going to go slow.

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