Monday, March 08, 2010
Carrie's Basketweave Birthday Socks Finished, First Robin
I've mentioned this before, but since I only knit with Panda Cotton once a year I'll repeat. Panda Cotton is nice to knit. Good stitch definition, smooth feeling on the needles. Sister Carrie says it washes and wears nice.
It does have a slight tendency to split. Keeping my eyes on my knitting helps to keep the stitches whole. Stitches that do split are easily tinked and reknit catching all the strands.
The birthday sock marathon is almost over. Today I ordered yarn for a sweater. Details when it arrives.
Pattern: Basketweave Ribbing Socks modified to use 56 stitches instead of 64 by omitting one 8 stitch pattern repeat.
Yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Cotton. 59% bamboo, 25% cotton, 16% nylon.
Color: Trail Mix.
Needles: Options 2.5mm circulars.
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch.
I've been taking my camera out on every dog walk just in case a Robin showed up.
Success at 5:30 pm today. It's officially spring now.