Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Ignoring My Swatch
own advice. I even bought more needles so that I would get the right tension. But when I started knitting yesterday with the 2.5 mm needles, it felt awkward and slow and the fabric a bit stiff. I knitted 8 rows, a pattern repeat, but wasn't happy. I left the rib intact, knitted on 2 mm needles, but started the main part again with 3 mm needles. Yes, it will be bigger than the pattern says for that size, but it zips along much more smoothly and I think the fabric looks fine. Also, there is a better difference between the needles used for rib and main part. That was one of the criticisms on a previous entry for the knitting competition, that my rib and main part were too similar.