Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Not sure about the gauge

Okay...so I started the scarf using US8's. I'm wondering if I picked a needle size a bit too big, but the yarn I got didn't recommend a size, and it's about the same as the Elizabeth Lavoy. I was worried about using something too smallbecause there's only 25 stitches, and I didn't want the scarf to be too narrow.

Here's a picture of what I've got so far.
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Hmmm...acutally, when I look at it in the photo, it looks more or less okay. I was worried that the needle size was too big and that you couldn't see the pattern. What do you guys think? Think it's okay as it is? I don't want to keep going if I'm just going to frog it and start over again on smaller needles. Right now, I'm leaning on the side of just keeping it.

But let me tell you, it's awesome knitting with this stuff. When it's all knitted up, it's SOOO soft and silky. I totally recommend getting some!


Adrienne said...

I think the scarf looks fine the way it is, the pattern is totally visible and looks just as it should. I really love the variegated-ness of it. Oh handpainted yarn, why must you be so seductive? =)

elaine said...

I was thinking about it too. They didn't have your silk yarn on their website anymore, but I think their recommended needle size is probably the same as the Elsebeth Lavold. Using US8 needles like the pattern suggests should be fine. It looks good to me!

Karen said...

Cool...then I will continue with it! Thanks for your comments, gals! I'm actually quite surprised by how quickly the scarf grows. Or maybe I just enjoy lace knitting.

The variegated-ness looks nice in the photo, but is a little harder to see up close. But still quite pretty.

*has a weird mental image of handpainted yarn batting its eyelashes in an attempt to be seductive*....HAHAHAHA!!! Ahem...but yes, it's just one of those temptations that you have to give into once in a while!

elaine said...

Just like what that bamboo did to me... I brought it along today on the off chance that I would have time to go get Lettuce Knit to roll it up into a ball for me. I'll show you tonight.