Thursday, October 02, 2008

Casting off again

*sigh*

I've knit about 8" of my new wrap using worsted-weight yarn and size 8 needles. That's what I swatched with and it seemed like it made a nice, drape-able fabric. Uh uh. It's too tight. It looks great, but it needs to be looser, to flow better.

So I have to rip it all out and start over again. And I don't have bigger needles with me, so it'll have to wait till I have them.

I could cry.

At least I have my Tropical Tee with me for emergency knitting.

8 comments:

Turtle said...

sad, so frustrating when that happens!

rita said...

Oh yes.

Courtney said...

that sucks :-( I hate when that happens

Knit and fall back in it said...

Oh, I hate have to rip out my hard work. Sorry!

rita said...

I'm just so ready to rip into these things and get them done! I was too tired last night to try another needle size, but I will this weekend. And I brought my Denise kit with me in case I have time this afternoon.

Knitting Nurd said...

I know how that feels...I just started a cardigan and got gauge when I swatched. After 2 inches into it, my gauge is still on, but the texture of my yarn is ohsowrong for the pattern. :=( Now I have to find my head around a whole new pattern...ugh.

Jenny Girl said...

Thank God for emergency knitting!
Good luck on the wrap! You'll get it figured out :)

rita said...

Some yarns just don't work with anything! It's really frustrating when you start something and it doesn't look right.