Whatcha' Knitting? June, 2024

June already, so soon. For many of us, a chance to take our knitting or crochet outdoors and enjoy mild days with a project in hand. For those heading into winter, maybe the last days of sitting outside to work on projects but also a chance to wear heavier knits.
Don’t forget WWKIP day (World Wide Knit in Public day) on Satuday, June 8. Find a gathering site near you on the web page.

And don’t forget to let us see you projects on the needles or off. Ideas for future projects welcome too.

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I’m trying to finish knitting a pair of socks that have been a WIP for far too long.

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Do you need some help? If so, what pattern are you using?

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I’m like a toddler with blocks, build them, knock them down, build them, knock them down.
I knit, I frog, I knit, I frog… nothing to show. Two almost complete sweaters now almost fully frogged, a dozen or more swatches gone the same way.
I’m struggling with the yarn I have to find what it “wants to be” and have been trying all sorts of needle sizes and yarn combinations and stitch patterns but none seem right.

I wonder if anyone knows how to find patterns with a particular gauge? On the Drops site I can filter to a gauge range which has led to a possible pattern I could use as a starting point and make modifications on, but I can’t find this filter option on ravelry.
Looking for a basic plain stockinette sweater with wide neck, either round or V, lots of ease (comfy baggy floppy relaxed) with a 26 stitch per 10cm/4" gauge.
Anyone know of such a pattern or how I can search for one?

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It’s very frustrating but you are successful at finding the right combinations as your finished work shows. Worth all the planning and try outs.
On Ravelry you can search for gauge if you do an Advanced Search. Look under the first category, Jump to a Filter. Scroll down to Additional Filters and there you’ll find two choices for gauge.

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Wow, thank you so much! I’ve never seen those filters, it even says on it not available in the side bar. That’s opened up a whole new worm hole for me to leap into! Why didn’t I ask this long ago?

Thanks for the encouragement about my repeated frogging too. It’s very kind of you.

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I knit therefore I tink. I also frog a lot. I don’t know how many times I’ve frogged the cardigan I have otn now. It’s an experiment and I find errors too many rows back to tink. I always say, this is the last time I’m starting over for the last time. :wink:

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I am still trying to knit the ribbed band for my loooong cardigan. After much swatching, I finally settled on a selvedge treatment that looks good.

But I have been a bit under the weather, and when I started “the real thing”, my previously neat 2x2 ribbing suddenly developed a loose column of stitches. It’s obviously something not under my conscious control that deteriorates when I am tired.

On the plus side, it’s winter here! Yay!

@Creations, I hope you find the right pattern for your yarn. @GrumpyGramma, I hope your cardigan progresses.

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