Thursday, July 22, 2010
The august Augusta
Now on to a new beginning: the Augusta Cardigan from New England Knits. I started one of the sleeves last night based on an excellent tip from Kathy Zimmerman: start with the sleeve because if your gauge is wrong, you won't have as much to rip out if you have to start over. This is exactly what happened. My first go at the sweater was on the size 10 needles that worked perfectly for my swatch. But after knitting a bit, I noticed the cuff was 15 inches wide rather than the 10 that I'd planned. So I scrapped the whole effort and started over with sixes. The gauge is perfect now.
Berroco Peruvia in Sea Turtle, a 100% wool aran yarn. And from my vast and ever-expanding stash no less!
I'll have more tips from Kathy in the next day or two. Can't think of a better use of a knitting blog than sharing educational wealth.