Thursday, August 2, 2012
An Unknown Quantity
I bought this splendid fuschia cotton last week while Jack was at the dentist. When we got home, I knitted a couple of samples. The lower one is knitted using 4mm needles. I was aiming for 'frothy' but it looked more 'scruffy'. So I knitted another sample using 2mm needles. It looks much crisper. I'll use those needles.
I want to knit a summer top for myself, but how many balls of cotton will I need? I'm copying a top I have, without a printed pattern, so the only way to find out was to knit a whole ball.
Turns out I will need 6 balls to make my top. Hmmm. I bought 5. The wool shop is in a little town we seldom go to. I'm hoping my neighbour will be able to get 2 balls for me tomorrow, otherwise I'll have to undo this and make a completely new plan.
The stitch pattern I'm using can be found here.