Monday, January 08, 2007

Another Person Starting Ballerina

I have been reading your posts since the beginning of the knitalong, but since I had completed Promenade and wasn't working on a Hanne kit, I didn't join earlier.

Now I am starting Ballerina and I hope that I can get the spreadsheet to make things a little easier. At the moment it is looking like I will have to go down a needle size and I am not looking forward to that. First I'll try just going down another size for the cast-on (started with a 4mm, then went to 3.75 mm, will try 3.5 mm) and hope that will make the actual knitting work out to gauge on the 3mm. I would like to use my wood needles and this brand doesn't come in 2.75. The 2.5 mms that I have are so delicate that I know I would never get through a garment this size without breaking them.

I didn't do an actual gauge swatch, because my swatches always lie, and the number of stitches cast on for Ballerina isn't so huge that it pains me to rip early on.


sherri said...

I had to go down to size 2's-thanks to amy, the ballerina is a breeze. I owe her a debt of gratitude. It is very small knitting and I think it will take me forever. Let me know how it's going for you.

Laura said...

I had to go down to size 2 as well. The knitted fabric was much more drapey and pleasant this way. I was halfway through Ballerina with size 3 needles when I changed my mind on needle size! but I felt much better with the results afterwards.