I am knitting cursed!!
So, I bought some fabulous worsted weight yarn for my legwarmers. OMGOSH this yarn is GEOURGOUS (Classic Elite Yarns Lush in a beautiful light pink). I digress. This is not about my yarn, my harn is fine and dandy. It is about my needles and/or my non-functioning mamabrain.
I saw 8 and 10 on the pattern, which was refferring to the size in MILLIMETERS. So, I bought 8s and 10s, when what I needed was 11s and 14s. Oops. See, this is what happens when you’re in a hurry and leave for the LYS in search of supplies for two (OK, three) different projects…you get confused!
It’s ok, like, I don’t care if my legwarmers don’t have an open, airy gauge. And the yarn knitted slightly loose on 10s looks FINE. I’m just annoyed at myself a little. Of course I cannot return said needles b/c they don’t accept returns OR exchanges. So if you buy the wrong size, oh well! I guess they don’t want people taking the needles home, doing a swatch, and coming back for the right size? I guess it is nice to have a collection… AND one of the needle sets (the size 8) they didn’t have in Crystal Palace so I bought them in some fancy rosewood. For way too much $$$, I really can’t do such needles justice. But size 8 is a common size, and I know I will use them for other projects. Meep.
Anyway, now I have to do some math to figure out how to adjust the pattern with these needles. And, I’m also wondering if this is going to mean I will need more yarn? I have about 248 yards. Think that will make me legwarmers using size 8s and 10s? I am in the middle of my gauge swatch now (though I really don’t know why I bother when they never come out as what I accurately knit).
So far it looks like 21st =5", I am 10 rows in and it’s 2" long. I want them to be about 12" wide and 14=15" long. I know I need to END UP with 50 st to get the circumference I want…but how many should I cast on? Hmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
This is the pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTlegwarmers.html
I did, however, finish my redone fetching glove and it looks PERFECT. I’m going to do the right one…eventually. Hahaha. I need a little break from those gloves. Hence the easy legwarmers.