Friday, November 15, 2013
CMS/Colloquium knitting: in which I magic-loop with a 16" needle and then frog.
Here's the good news:
I'm so excited about the steek! I am pleasantly surprised at the way the columns of twisted stitches mark it off (you can see this clearly in the top photo). Also, my gauge is right on (6.5 stitches/inch and 9 rows/inch - the called-for gauge is 26 stitches and 35 rows per 4").
Now comes the bad news:
The picot hem at the collar just does not look good. The pattern said to work 6 rows stockinette, then the picot row, then 5 rows stockinette, then the knitting together. The 5 rows and 6 rows do not match up, so the picot row is a bit toward the outside, not right at the fold. In real life, it looks way worse than in this photo:
So the long and short is, I'm pretty sure I'm starting over with the 6-month size.