Swatched for gauge in the past few days.
Are you as ANAL as I am with the scale?
I consider test knitting to be a public service to the knitting community. Since I’ve emerged from a fog, I think I finally have the focus to be able to pull off something like this, in a timely manner.
Two-at-a-time, magic loop in Size 00 Addi Lace circular needles
I struggled with yarn choice and gauge in the past few days. My two favorites were AVKW Metamorphosis in Burnt Ember–70%/30% SW Merino/Silk–and Madelinetosh Pashmina in Flashdance–75/15/10 Merino/Silk/Cashmere. Both are more like sport than sock weight. They were too heavy for my liking. The Blue Moon Fiber Socks that Rock stash is preserved for another test on deck by my creative designer friend (one of her sample work here.) Since the intent is to wear them at Sock Summit this summer, it would be too hot. Besides, I probably won’t wear it much the rest of the year either unless it gets sub-zero around here in the high desert.
Finally decided on some really lovely Trekking Pro Natura (Superwash Wool/Bamboo blend) in my stash forever, waving at me endless, hopefully.
in my favorite Estonian 1×1 rib cast on for sketchiness and clean appeal
It is an exact yardage/weight match to KnitPicks Stroll Tonal. It reminds me how much I love Trekking yarns and how seldom I do use them. Oh dear, yet something else to add to the knitting to-do list!
What’s your favorite yarn…been forgotten/neglected?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!