Not that socks aren’t real, but . . .
I was feeling a bit at a loss last week without a “big” project on the needles.
So here is the beginning of my denim cabled pullover.
The denim yarn is, as I mentioned before, Elann’s Den-M-Nit, which is very similar to Rowan Denim yarn. The Elann yarn has 100 yards per 50 gram skein and states a gauge of 5 sts/inch. Rowan Denim yarn is almost identical — 101 yards per 50 gram skein and the same gauge of 5 st/inch.
On my swatch, pre-washing, I got a row gauge of about 6.5 rows/inch. Post-washing, it is 8 rows per inch. The stitch gauge is pretty much the same pre- and post-washing.
So, I cast on last night and started knitting.
The yarn doesn’t suck too badly to knit. It is sort of like knitting with string, particularly after knitting with soft sock yarn, but I’m gettng used to it.
Speaking of Socks . . .
I was reading your toe-up sock pattern and there is one instruction I don’t understand. What is “wrap and turn”?
If you’ve never done short rows, that won’t make any sense to you. Do check out this article, by the incomparable Bonne Marie Burns, on short rows in general, or this article by yours truly, which includes information on short rows for socks.
I have a question, I have yet to knit socks, still a beginner. Do you think the toe up version would be a good way to learn?
I may be biased, but I say yes! I created the pattern so that I would have a simple, easy-to-memorize, pattern for socks.
The extra long straw is a great idea, but you know what would be really great? You know those beer hats that hold 2 cans of beer? The King of All Remote Controls should make you a Margarita Hat.
The only problem with a margarita hat? I’d get hat head.
I am glad you all recognize the genius and resourcefulness that is the King of All Remote Controls. Hands off, ladies — he’s mine!
“He’s mine too!”