Friday, June 03, 2005
Hobby Layette Saga
After finding my needles and happily swatching and beginning my new project, it came to a screeching halt once again.
*sigh* Another lesson learned: When knitting little 2-stitch cables, don't use small wooden needles, use metal instead.
These were Brittany size 4 US/3.5mm needles.
I grabbed my trusty aluminums and continued, and here you see some real progress.
What is that? Well, it's the Marennes Jacket from Bouton d'Or Layette #13. I'm knitting the 0-3 months size using Hobby Kids Color from Stahl.
No, I'm not making any adjustments for the difference in gauge. Pattern gauge is 24 stitches and 32 rows=4"/10cm, and my swatch gauge is 23 stitches and 30 rows using size 4 US/3.5mm needles. I say close enough. It will knit just the tiniest bit larger, which is ok with me.