Tuesday, September 12, 2006

If you're using TT Rock Star

I thought it was just me, but now a couple of other posts have said the same thing... Two hanks of the ever-so-precious Rock Star does not seem to be enough. I just started my second and I'm at 2 1/2 inches of lace (making a size large). I knew I could not finish the lace, two more purl ridges, lace and ridges on the sleeves, and ridges on the cuffs, hem and neck with this last hank, so I bought another - luckily Dream Weaver had more of my lot. I don't plan to use it on the cuffs or hem, or I'm afraid one extra hank might not even be enough.

I don't want to send people off to buy extra if they don't need it, so if you've managed on two hanks, please let us know.


LisaBe said...

did you swatch separately with rock star? i wonder if its gauge is different from the pure and simple's gauge. i'm making a medium; maybe i'll try using larger needles or something. i don't want my already $175 sweater to become a $200+ sweater! yeesh!

slmknits said...

I didn't swatch it separately. If I had to do it again, I would try using the P&S for the purl ridges and save the rock star for the lace, but by the time I realized I wasn't going to make it, I'd done two inches of lace I just couldn't bring myself to frog it.

nix said...

I purchased the last two skeins of rockstar in the colour I'm using from the retailer, so I'm really hoping to see more posts here about how it worked out for other people before I get going on my SKB.