October 14, 2006

Sock gauge

So apparently gauge does matter for socks.
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Yeah that would be the start of the Widdershins socks with the ribbed pattern from the Thuja socks but with a short row toe. I thought all would be good… widdershins called for 7 stitches to an inch… my ball band said that’s what I would get… the Sockulator gave me the same number of stitches for my shoe size at 7 stitches per inch… all was good.

Except I’m not getting 7 per inch. I’m getting 8.

So this pretty sock:
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doesn't fit at all. Nevermind.

10 comments:

  1. boo : (
    the colors are sooo yummy, though...u'll get it, don't worry. can't wait to see them when they're done!

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  2. The first time around was just practice. Now you can grab a larger set of needles and do the "real" sock. You know, now that you are all practised up...and everything.

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  3. Very pretty. I hope the gauge works out next go-round.

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  4. yeah, see, you practiced the toe-up on smaller needles just "to get ready" and now you will move up to a bigger needle and it will be such a breeze!

    Great start on the toe up!

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  5. bTW, what yarn is that because it looks luscious!

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  6. The toe up looks so good! Also, if you really like the Thuja rib, just figure out how many stitches are in the repeat and increase a few extra times. That way, you dont' have to rip out the whole way. (I think Thuja is 3x1 rib, so 4 stitches per repeat. Maybe adding an extra 4 or 8 stitches would work)

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  7. Bugger! That yarn is yummy!

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  8. Oy, I'm so sorry! That yarn is totally delicious though!

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  9. Ohhhh that is such a beautiful colourway!!!!

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  10. OHH Bummer, the color is gorgeous though!

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