Acorns fall like bullets,
And a new wind breaks through.
It has been such a hot and humid summer for us, which is very unusual up here in the mountains......This morning we were greeted with delightfully cool mountain air. Even the asters were smiling.
I started on US #1's and wasn't sure that I was going to get the same
effect in the ribbing that I originally liked, so I ripped it out and
used US#2's and as you can see from the picture, the ribbing looked
nice, but I could tell from handling the sample that the fabric was
going to be too loose and flimsy for me. Last year I made this pair of gray koigu socks on size 2's as the pattern called for and they are never worn, as I can feel those pesky stitches and they are a bit too loose,
So.....rippppp we went again and I went back to US#1's and although the ribbing is a bit closer, the fabric is a much firmer fabric and I am happier with the results. As Margene pointed out to me, the fabric done with the #1's will help the sock to last a little longer.....something I hadn't thought about.
What I did find out though in my weekend of sampling and researching is how confusing information on metric sized needles is on the internet. When I googled 2.5mm knitting needles, what it told me is that it is a US #1 a US#2 or a US# 1.5 (which I never knew existed). How confusing is that???
I have a feeling that my friend Tracy, used what is a size 1 1/2 and not a size 2. I think I will pick up a pair of 1.5's for my next pair of socks to see how the next batch of Opal knits up :-)
Enjoy the day.........it is lovely~