Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I have to say, I don't mind picking up stitches, but what gets me is the edge stitches; because they're so twisty it's hard to know which loop to pick up. This is one reason that I feel very apprehensive about ripping. But this time, it was in the round - no edge stitches! And as long as I picked up on a non-increase row, it was pretty easy. Just a little fiddling, and it was done, and I rip-rip-ripped them out.
I did (ahem) measure gauge before ripping. 7 sts/in, on size 1 needles. I had heard around the blogosphere that KP size 1 were really size 1.5, but unless Addis also do this, I'm not sure. I'm using one Addi Turbo and one KP (I can tell by color which is which) and they look the same to me. (I'll have to get some calipers. The Sweetie approves of having calipers about the house.)
I knew that my feet were small in length. I didn't know they were also small around. These socks, ladies and gentlemen, are 44 stitches per round.
It does make for fast sock knitting.