Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wanted to make a pair of gloves using my handspun BFL/Silk mix, having made enuff gloves in the past figured it would be easy to compensate for the slightly heavier handspun. NOT. Now instead of knitting merrily along am instead eating humble pie, wasn't working. Did 25 rows of 2x2 ribbing that looked and felt OK but then once I started increases for thumb gusset knew that to the RIP file they were headed. After only 2 increases (4 stitches) it looked like it would have fit the jolly green giant. So back to square one. Pix of the handspun ball all pulled out and re wound. Will instead of using the light gray BFL/Silk mix will plan on spinning some merino-nylon mix fine enuff to be used for gloves.