Monday, June 19, 2006

My yarn is here! for Tempting II

 
Well, actually it has been here for a few days as I had a chance to swatch. My stitch gauge was good, but my row gauge is way off. I think I will stick with what I have and then do the neckline with smaller needles to get the row gauge.

I am a fan of Calmer for its feel, but its a bit tricky to knit. I kept splitting the two tubes that make up the swatch. I am also wary of casting on 216 stitches and joining without a twist. Anyone have any techniques (besides dieting so I can make a smaller size :>)? Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Dena said...

I've had a similar proglem with splitting the two tubes when knitting with Calmer. Using a more blunt needle (such as Addi Turbos) helped with this.

One tip you can try to help with the joining 216 stitches in the round: Knit a couple of rows back and forth (flat), then join in the round and continue with circular knitting at this point. Later go back and seam up the couple of rows of flat knitting.

p3pilot said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for the tips.

Fredi said...

As far as the not twisting goes I read that you can hang clothes pins or I guess bobby pins from the bottom every ten or twenty rows to keep evrything going the same way.

Ling said...

Hi there. I think I'm doing my Tempting II in the same yarn and colour as you!!! I love knitting with Calmer.

LeahJR said...

Can you tell me if that is a deep, rich chocolate brown or more of a medium brown. I can't tell from my monitor on any of the websites I have visited. Thanks.

p3pilot said...

If you are still reading this for a response, the Coffee Bean really does remind me of its namesake. Its the color of a dry roasted whole coffee barn. Actually, its most like the color of a chocolate covered coffee bean from Starbucks!

LeahJR said...

Thank you for a response p3pilot...I appreciate it!