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Sunday, January 29, 2006

I'm Jaywalking!

After all that mess yesterday, I finally cast on a pair of Jaywalkers. I started with the larger size and cast on 84 stitches. A bit into the ribbing I figured out they would be too large and ripped. This time I cast on 76 stitches and it's looking OK, I'm using size 2 dpn's. As you may have noticed, I don't knit gauge swatches for socks. They are forgiving enough that I can usually tell just by looking if they'll fit. I have knit a gauge swatch once for socks...the socks I knit for Sockapal2za. I would hate to send someone a pair of socks and have them not fit. That being said, this particular pair of socks will be a gift for someone but she has the same size feet as mine so I'm going with my gut here...

I'm not too crazy about how the colors are pooling but I guess that's the nature of the beast.
Yarn: Socks That Rock - Mesa

**Update**OK OK, I guess I should start using gauge swatches because after further inspection and a try-on, I decided again that the sock was too big. I've ripped and restarted casting on 68 stitches. Let the heckling begin....


Anonymous Paula said...

Good luck with the JWs. What size needle did you use?

8:29 PM, January 29, 2006  
Blogger Fiber Fetish said...

Don't give up on that Socks that Rock yarn. I did a pair and thought I was hating the way it was pooling but it turned out to do a really cool spiral. Took about 3-4 inches before I could tell though.

4:21 PM, January 30, 2006  

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