zondag 8 april 2012
Giving the cotton/wool another chance
When I was a new sockknitter I was hoarding sockyarn like it was going out of style soon. Remember 'sockyarn doesn't count as stash'? It does when about 80% of your sable stash is actually sockyarn. Anyway, I got a couple of skeins of cotton containing sockyarn in my newbie days and once in a while one pops in the knitting basket. This time it's Online Supersocke cotton summer color. I got some new needles lately from Wolhalla. They're Knitpro's square needles in size 2.5 mm and I was really curious how they would knit. Another pair of Spring Forward socks. I did omit one pattern repeat as cotton containing yarn is usually a bit fatter and less stretchy than wool yarn. I also shortened the cuff as cotton won't stay up the leg without elastic thread. (And I hate working with elastic thread.)Then, at Texel - a Dutch island - I completed the pair and wore them on a refreshing walk on the beach. I must say I don't really like the bumpy feel of of this yarn, but after a couple of wears and washes they feel pretty good. And, they don't pill or loose color. I have half a skein left and I think I'll make some Breeze anklets.But first, back to the sweater.