Friday, July 07, 2006

Poopoo. I knit too densely.

Yeah. So, I was working along happily on my cuffed Sockottas, when it occurred to me that the remainder of the ball was looking... let's say SLIM. I put it on the scale, and, yipes! 60g left. This 100-g ball is all I have for two socks! And here's where I am on the sock:
There's still a lotta toe to go, here. I guess you use up a lot of yarn with size 0 needles and fancy cuffs.

What to do? Sockotta, which is 45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, and 15% nylon, doesn't come in solids. I spent some time poking around the Web last night to see what had similar fiber combinations, and could find nothing exactly like it. However, Regia (I love Regia anyway!) Cotton, at 37% cotton, 38% wool, and 25% nylon, is at least close. I found it at TheKnitter.com, which I like (and free shipping -- very nice), and picked this color of light blue: . Hopefully it'll match closely enough (I realize it won't be exact) to be the toes of both socks. I'll just knit until I'm down to about ~52g (to be safe) of the Sockotta, then toe the rest of the way in blue. Cross your fingers it'll match; if not, I'll try the orange or the green .

5 comments:

Jen said...

You may be better off than you think. I find that a 100 gram ball of Sockotta frequently weighs only 93-95 grams to begin with.

Jeanne said...

If you put in "socknitter" in the coupon you'll get 10% off.

Valerie said...

Jeanne -- thanks. Unfortunately I already ordered, but this is a good excuse to order some more yarn from them ;-)

Jen said...

You are so clever, what a great solution!

Christine said...

I bet they'll turn out cooler with your Plan B. When you're wearing shoes no one will know what color your toes are anyway :-D.