23
March
2006

Working with “Giant Needles”!

Last night I started my Rockin’ Sock Club socks. I showed you the Rainforest Jasper Socks that Rock yarn in my last post. The pattern is called Cedar Creek socks and has a neat picot cuff top and a ribbed and diagonal stitch leg that continues onto the top of the foot. The pattern suggested size 1 needles, but when I swatched, I determined I needed to use size 0. So I had to scrounge around to buy new Addis.

Armed with my size 0, 40-inch Addis, I cast on for both socks. I did a knitted cast on this time. The start of the pattern works a sort of hem like you see in sweater hems and sleeve cuffs where you knit a few rows, knit a turning row, knit a few more rows, and then knit the next row together with the cast on. Knowing this kind of hem is easiest to do when you pick the cast on row back up on another needle and work it like a 3-needle, I pulled the size 000 needle out of my stash to pick up the cast on row. After making my way around and finishing the picot edge, I proceeded to work a couple of rows of the leg pattern using only the size 0s. And found myself thinking, “wow, these needles are huge!” Imagine what I’ll feel like when I get back to Mermaid on size 2s!

Thank you everyone for your input on my eBay situation. I’ve decided that I’m going to write the seller an e-mail stating that what I received was not what was advertised and offer that they can rectify it either by sending me the actual patterns or giving me a full refund. And then we’ll see what happens.



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