Sunday, January 07, 2007

Cast On This Morning!

Doesn't look like much yet, but so far, so good. As a followup on my previous post about sizing, I decided to make the Small size as I measured my gauge and I actually am a little off but not enough to go down a whole other needle size. So after doing the math, my finished measurements should be 37.5 instead of 35, but not as large as the Medium at 38.5. I think that will actually work out perfectly as I measured another one of my lace sweaters that will be about the same length as this one, and it measures 37 and is in cotton so would be a little more flexible than the hemp yarn.

I am starting round 5 now.

1707 005

On the hemp yarn, it is a little hard to get used to, as it keeps twisting around a lot, but I found it worked best if I unwound more of the yarn than I normally would from the ball so there's less tension on it. The lace pattern is easier to memorize than I thought it would be, and the P3Togs are not too bad, although my addi turbos were slipping a bit at first.

Now that Wicked is out, I think I will be making that one too (in the laceweight mohair version) with some Brooks Farm mohair I have in my stash. I am SOOOO glad they added a finished measurements schematic to this pattern.


Michelle said...

Wow I'm impressed! I just got up and downloaded Wicked, and I thought I was doing well!!

isabelle aka Tricotine said...

So far so good, Robin! :-)
If I may ask, where did you get that hemp yarn from?