Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I ran out

I was moving right along on Ms. Marigold, knitting, knitting, knitting in the round. A little boring, but I felt like I was in the home stretch. I kept looking at the 3rd ball, attached to my needles, getting smaller and smaller. I was worried I was going to run out of yarn.

I was right. I started the edging (in seed stitch instead of the rib specified) and ran out about 3/4" in. Argh! I'm not sure what went wrong. I used 3 balls on elann's Sonata (115 yards each), which is actually more yards than the called for 3 skeins of Knitpicks Elegance. So, I went to elann to get the 1 more ball needed (hoping the dye lot is the same, or at least not too different looking) and ended up tacking on 6 balls of Devon, the 100% Virgin wool that others have been raving about. I think I have a pattern picked out for that one:

Embellished V-Neck from Vogue Knits Fall 2006. I'll need to knit a bigger size to get the correct gauge since the pattern calls for 21 sts/4" and Devon knits up at 25 sts.

I swatched for Arisaig last night and have re-written the pattern for a 34" finished size and to take Liz's modifications into account. I hope to cast on tonight!

3 comments:

  1. I hope the modifications work well for you! Can't wait to see how it goes. :)

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  2. ooh, thanks for posting that pic...I definitely have to check that mag out!

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  3. I am obsessed with that sweater- I hope to make one too!

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