Thursday, September 07, 2006

August Shipment

Hi All, Are there still people out there who haven't gotten their August shipment? For those of you who have received it have you started your August socks yet? I have started but I had to go down a needle size to get closer to gauge. I've knit about 3 rounds of the pattern but the sock looks really big to me. Anyone else experience this too? I think after a few more rounds I will thread a waste yarn through the live stitches, remove the needles and try it on to make sure it's the right size for me. I really don't want to start over on a size US zero needle. The pattern looks intriguing to me so I want to give it a try. Hopefully I haven't given anything away to people who are still waiting for a shipment.

6 Comments:

Blogger Janelle said...

I received my yarn on 8/29 but I haven't begun yet.

I had to knit my calla lily socks on size 0 needles to get gauge, and they fit my foot perfectly. In fact, since I bought my first set of size 0 needles last May, I've knit socks exclusively on them. I encourage you to try 0!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Sundara said...

I think I tend to be a bit of a tight knitter when I knit socks, so this is probably why you are needing to go down in needle size. I feel that a tighter gauge gives you a longer lasting sock.

As for the size of the sock, originally, I had the pattern at 64 stitches on a US 1 needle and my test knitter found the sock to be so tiny we couldn't fit it on either of our average size feet, so I decided to increase the number of stitches and go up a needle size.

I hope you figure something out and I encourage you to try it on, as that will really help you figure out the sizing.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cast on with the US size 2 but it seemed too loose for the entire sock so I changed to Addi #1 circular and that seems to get gauge. So far I have about 4 inches on 2-socks-at-once.

I usually have to down-size needles, on the Calla Lily socks I had to use #0 to get gauge and they turned out a perfect fit!

Ruth

12:48 PM  
Blogger Kym said...

I have finished the first sock. I used the needles specificed in the pattern. The sock is really gorgeous -- I LOVE the pattern -- but I'd say it's a bit tight-ish. (It fits well, but it's kind of snug when pulling it on.) While knitting, I thought the sock looked SMALL -- so I tried it on frequently. I didn't end up making any adjustments.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hi all, it's Sue again, the original poster. Thanks for the advice. I've knit 10 rows of the lace pattern now and the size is looking much better. I did thread the live stitches on waste yarn, removed the needles and tried it on - seems to fit OK. I do like the legs of my socks to be somewhat loose. If the foot seems too big after I turn the heel I may go to size zero - that's where we want it to wear better anyway. The only thing I have against size 0 is that my knitting seems to take a lot longer with zeros.
I think the reason the sock looked so big when I begun is the CO used two strands held together. But the more rows I knit the more normal-size it looks.

9:52 AM  
Blogger KarenK said...

I knit loosely, so almost always use size 0 needles with this type of yarn. Also, I like my socks to fit snugly around my ankle so, again, I almost always make some kind of ribbed sock. That's what I'm doing with this sock yarn, and am ready to turn the heel (working two at once on two circs). I took the socks to a knitting retreat this weekend and many people commented on the lovely yarn, so I gave a plug to "Sundara Yarns"!!

6:23 PM  

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