5/01/2009

weird, weird, weird



this is the weirdest thing I ever knit. I just finished (well I thought I did but I'm going to rip it out again), so I just "finished" my new stocking, within only one week - yeah, and I put it on and what do I see? and feel? the cuff is alot looser than the lace pattern of the leg. I know why the lace pattern is so tight, because there are tons and tons of twisted stitches in there but why the cuff doesn't have any tightness to it is a mytery to me. I didn't change needle size, I worked with the same tension (I actually thought the twisted ribbing would be even tighter than normal 1x1 ribbing) but obviously it's not, mysterious!

So what is a knitter to do? rip it and decrease and start the cuff over, not that I feel loke this right now, but I will need to!

p.s. do you have an idea how to call these stockings? I'm reminded of wings, and am torn between something like mosquitos or birdy or something like that

Kommentare:

  1. I wish I was able to give you some type of tips on how to snug up the cuff but since I don't knit I'm clueless. They look like blue butterflies to me. Maybe you could call them Karner Blue Lace?

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  2. It looks like bats to me. and your work is nice in spite of the problem with the cuff.

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  3. I had a similar problem with a sweater I knit a couple of years ago, but I was too lazy to rip and knit again. Instead, I used some transparent elastic thread :)

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