Here's the latest:
I've set up a Waltham KAL group on Ravelry. Please go join the group. We'll be able to post discussions, photos, and more, plus Kathy has agreed to join us there so you can ask her questions directly. If you don't have a Ravelry account, you can sign up for free and enter the wonderful online world of knitters. Frankly, if you don't have a Ravelry account, you don't know what you're missing. So sign up today.
If you don't want to join Ravelry but would still like to participate, please send me an email.
Start your gauge swatch. If you've selected your yarn and would like to get started with your gauge swatch, now you can. Kathy kindly provided us with the gauge swatch information. The pattern specifies the following gauge:
- DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
- 24 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches in rib pattern
- US 7 - 4.5 mm
K1, P3, K1, *P4, K2, P4, K1, P3, K1; repeat from *Kathy makes the following suggestion regarding gauge:
I would cast on at least 35 sts and work the beginning 5 sts, then two repeats from * to *. Take the gauge measurement out of the middle area. I usually make a bigger gauge swatch, just to be sure (50 sts would work). Since the finished garments are probably plus-sized, the larger stitch count would yield a more accurate gauge.This gauge information is available at the Ravelry group page, too.
That's the latest, girls. Just so you know, I'll be blogging about my experiences making the Waltham and give a summary of the KAL in general, so please keep coming back. If you have any questions, just let me know. I hope you'll join us!