All knitting, all spinning, all the time

All knitting, all spinning, all the time

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Don't assume anything

Surprise surprise it's another pair of socks!

This time with a non-labelled, sample ball of yarn given to me by my old employer. You can see what's going to happen here, can't you ...

I started knitting these ones the same length of leg I normally do (approx 60 rounds), but when I hit the toe shaping ... the remaining ball of yarn looked suspiciously small. Too small for my liking. I weighed the offending ball on my dyeing scales & was horrified by what I saw. A measley 30 grams. I weighed the sock (allowing extra for my needles). 45 grams. Clearly, this was not going to work.

I gritted my teeth, frogged the entire sock (after using a few choice swear words) & began again with fewer stitches and a much shorter leg.

The finished socks come in at 70 grams with a tiny amount over. So much for "assuming" this unlabelled ball was the full 100 grams I expected!

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