Saturday, August 25, 2007

Starting Out

Hi! This should be a fun knit, and I especially want to see what everyone else comes up with. It's kind of killing me that I don't get to do any of the pretty cabling for a long time yet.

I started the cardigan earlier this week, so I'm currently working my way through the ribbing. I'm using Knitpicks Palette in Garnet Heather. Although I don't know how comparable it is to the suggested yarn, it does seem to fit the basic requirements (wool yarn with which I can get the required gauge). It's not especially soft, but I like it. It doesn't hurt that the total cost of the yarn comes to under $20.

I had to use size 3 needles to get gauge, which surprised me, since I usually am either right on with the suggested needle size or a bit too tight (so I go up a needle size). It makes even less sense when you consider that Palette is actually a fingering weight yarn, while the Rowan Felted Tweed is sportweight. Maybe it's just that I haven't been knitting that long, and my knitting style is still changeable.

I posted a progress photo here.


Katie said...

I am using the Rowan Felted Tweed, and I had to go down to size 4 to get gauge, so I'm glad to hear I'm not alone.

Katie said...

BTW, where did you get the pattern for the Glasgow scarf? That looks so pretty!

Scholastica said...

The Fall 2006 Interweave had a Glasgow Lace sweater, and I just used the lace pattern from that with a few stitches in garter stitch on the edges.

Ceylan said...

what a beautiful color!! I always have to go down a needle size or too since I switched to continental. otherwise my knitting is extremely tight and so hard to work with!