Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I got a great new sock knitting book called Sock Club by Charlene Schaurch and Beth Parrott. I also picked up a favorite sock yarn of mine by Deborah Norville called Serenity Garden Yarn. It's been a while since I knit with this yarn and was very disappointed in the results I got.
I was testing out a pattern called Reims that looked really pretty. I noticed though that as I knit the sock was feeling stretched out and way too big. So I cast on again in a smaller size. I knit the whole leg, heel, heel turn and pick up. I noticed again that the sock was feeling very stretched out. I gave my knitting a tug to check the stretch and it's resiliency to return to shape. No good. The yarn was not resilient. It stretched fine but stayed where you stretched it. Ugh. So, I ripped out all of my stitches and wound up the yarn.
I'm looking to use the yarn in a rib knit rather than knitting in lace. I know it will behave much better as I've made two other pairs of socks with this particular yarn and it worked just fine. Now I'll just have to find a nice superwash wool for this pattern. I really want to wear these socks!