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« on: February 14, 2007 01:35:36 PM »

I have one ball that I intended to use for socks for my 4 year old daughter, then decided maybe anklets for me.... however, I had a few false starts, and I'm finding it really hard to get used to!
The label says best knit while yarn is relaxed, but I am a tight knitter, and that is really hard for me. It was very difficult to keep an even tension, something that isn't normally something I struggle with.  Once I worked that out well enough, I got through the heel flap and gusset, and got HORRIBLE ladders along the top of the decrease line on the gusset!  I have had ladder issues at times, but these are HUGE holes (not where I'd picked up stitches, but just between needles).

I got so frustrated, I frogged and quit. Is there a trick, or some tips to knitting with this yarn? I thought it was actually very forgiving, but I think it hates me!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007 01:41:00 PM »

Sorry you're having so much trouble. I did too. I finally gave the yarn away.   Roll Eyes

It sucked to do, but I ended up hating this yarn so much.

Sorry I can't give any advice.


« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007 06:55:26 AM »

I actually made my mom a pair of socks out of this for Christmas and I quite enjoyed it...after the first couple of times that I cursed it and threw it across the room. I didn't leave mine completely relaxed...I kept a little tension in it, and it seemed to help alleviate the spacing.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007 07:05:31 AM »

I'm working with it now, but with windowpane stitch for stockings. I could see how this would be a real pain in the butt for stockinette all the way around. The best thing I could say is after you've made the stitch, but before pulling it off the needle, pull it a little bit. Maybe? Or just use it for lace stuff and the spaces won't matter....  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007 08:47:31 AM »

I also knit a bit tight, and this yarn was not too much fun for me to use either. I had to make sure to loosen up a bit mid row, then give the yarn an extra tug two stitches before and two stitches after I changed from needle to needle to get rid of the ladders... I really do not think I will use it again for socks- mine were not really that comfortable.

I would like to swap my knits (or amigurumi stuffies) for your handmade journal...pm me!

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.~Winston Churchill
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