Last month when L-B was here for a quickie visit, she was knitting with some of the new square dpns by Kollage. She told me they were quite pleasant to knit with so I was intrigued.
I don’t knit with dpns anymore — haven’t for about 2 years now, so I ordered some of the square circular needles. (Sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it?)
Now, at the time L-B warned me that the cables on the circulars are very fine. She didn’t think I’d like them for knitting socks on two circulars.
Well, she is right. The needle tips themselves are fabulous. I love the square needles. However, the danged cables are very fine and it took me as long to push my stitches from the cable over the join onto the needle as it did to knit a round. So sadly, square circulars are not for me. It’s too bad because I really loved the needles. I’m not sure why they chose to put such a fine cable on the needles. I suppose the finer cable helps with the non-curling and non-kinking that they advertise. They may be easier to manage with heavier yarn on a larger needle size (I tried a size 0), but trying to push stitches in fingering weight yarn over the join on the size 0 is just not a happening event. Sigh.
Of course, maybe it’s just me.
In happier news, lookie here:
String Theory sock yarn!
In insomnia news, lookie here:
Amazing now much you can get done on a sock when you can’t sleep.
As I mentioned yesterday, this is Enchanted Knoll Farm Superwash Sock Yarn in the “Athelas” colorway. It’s 90% merino and 10% nylon and has a lovely squishy feel to it. It knits up into nice even stitches and is a joy to knit. I love the variegation, too — sort of subtle stripes.
The pattern I worked up for it is a simple one, but I think it shows off the variegation nicely. I’m calling it “Rivulets” because to me it looks like rain drops as they trail down window glass in rivulets. So there you have it.
I’ve also got other very cool yarn-related news, but can’t spill it yet. Hee hee!
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