Thanks to a suggestion by someone in my knitting group, I have decided to start “A Good Bias” in Knitpicks’ “Shine”, double stranded. The yarn looked perfect on the website but when I got it was much smaller than the Mission Falls 1824 Cotton that the pattern asked for. Then Lia suggested double stranding and so far the gauge looks to be pretty much perfect.

Just randomly, Knitters Review has looked at this yarn this issue. I’m not sure I actually like cotton yarns since I hated knitting with Mission Falls 1824 Cotton, and really hated the Fortissima Cotton sock yarn I thought I got a good deal on. Shine is knitting fine but I don’t really like knitting with unstretchy yarn. They did name it well, though, as it is really shiny. I’m going to keep going and see how it turns out or at least until I screw up the lace enough to give up. Thanks again to Erica for typing out the charts. (I just noticed that she finished her shrug — congrats!) I think I’m getting the hang of the chart thing sort of.

Off to do a bit more before bed.


3 Responses to “111535785051298900”

  1. May 6, 2005 at 6:24 am

    Elspeth, the grafting I did for the back of “A Good Bias” shrug is actually much preferred to doing kitchener stitch across as the pattern calls for. The way I did it was actually quite easy and a recommended way. If you refer to the instructions on Lucy Neatby’s website and use my photos for reference, I think you’d be surprised how easy it really is. It’s one of those things that looks and sounds harder than it is.

    Good luck with your shrug.

  2. May 6, 2005 at 11:28 am

    Hope the “Shine” works out for you. It looked like a pretty yarn on the knitpicks site!
    I hadn’t seen Southern Cross Knitting yet, so thanks for the link. Interestingly, this week I learned to knit backwards and I love it! I will give details in a blog post soon.

  3. May 7, 2005 at 5:27 am

    I do not know how to knit but I have to say that “double-stranding” sounds really, really impressive!!!!

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