Friday, April 07, 2006

Ease?

Yay! My first KAL, and I'm so excited! I've been wanting to make Orangina for a few months, so this was the best motivation.

I just got my yarn yesterday, so of course last night I swatched and cast-on. I'm actually using the Rowan 4-ply cotton, in color Aegean, my first project with the suggested yarn. I love the color, and it's really soft. Of course, it's not as stretchy as I'd like, but hey, it's 100% cotton, right?

Is this pattern supposed to have any ease? From what Stephanie said in her swatching/gauge post, it doesn't, and then in Wendy's (knit&tonic Wendy) pic on her FO gallery, it looks a little stretched. I go between a 40-41, so I'm working the 42 size. Do I need to frog? Plus, I'll be training for a marathon this summer, so I'll (hopefully) be shrinking a bit. Oh no. I should do the 40 size, huh? Oy. To frog or not to frog...

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I have no advice on the Orangina, but I wanted to say congrats on the marathon goal! DH and I are both VERY active, and I love every minute of it. You can be a totally sexy knitting marathoner!

Glampyre said...

OK...as far as ease...the lace DOES have give. I recommend knitting to your bust size, so if you're a 38, knit the 38. even though it's not ribbing per se, all those yos DO allow for sideways movement of the fabric.