Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I forgot to mention

I bought the Wildfoote. The colour is Gunpowder. Or Gunsmoke. It's lovely. I can't wait to knit it.

So the problem I'm having now, is, when she says in the pattern to cast on 24 st using my preferred method of toe-up cast on, and I go to do that, my short-row toe says "start with half the total stitches." (Aren't you sick of my dyslexic arse?) Though I strongly suspect that 24 st IS half the total number (though I'll eventually top out at 64), I start working it on 12 stitches anyway. You know the result - tiny toe. It would be perfect for a sock for my cat.

So, um, last night wasn't much progress on sock 2. I guess I'll be redoing that cast on today sometime, if I'm lucky.



Blogger Chris said...

Have you ever tried this cast on? It's like 1/2 the Turkish cast on - very, very easy (easier than any short row toe I've ever done). With fingering weight sock yarn on 2 circulars, starting with 12 loops on each needle (24 total) would be perfect. I would increasee every round until there were 20 or 22 stitches on each needle (40/44 total), then every other round until 32 (64 total).

8:11 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I haven't tried it, but I looked at it last night when I was trying to decide on a cast on. The contestants were:

1. Meg Swanson's Turkish Cast On
2. Same cast-on I did for other sock
3. Chris' cast on
4. Short-row cast on

I decided against the Turkish because I don't have two different circs - I have two Addi Turbos. I'm the kind of person that habitually messes things like that up even when they are different, and decided I didn't have time to redo it six times (but that backfired on me, ha ha). I decided against the same cast-on I did for the other sock because it's fiddly and I wanted to learn a new one. So that left these two, and ultimately I went with short rows because I had such luck doing the short row heel.

So maybe next time! :o)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

:) You're probably better at short rows than I am!

10:23 AM  

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