Augusta Revisited, Day 1

Yes, last post it was gray and a lot bigger. I’ve been concerned about gauge but, after armhole shaping, realized that gauge was too big. I frogged four days worth of knitting and cast on with a smaller needle with the same results. Yes, I swatched before casting on but most of the time my actual gauge is larger than my swatch gauge so I always double check. So I decided to change yarn and use Artesanal for my design cardigan. That way I won’t be working to a specific gauge because the sweater will be designed based on whatever gauge I get. For the Augusta I’m using  Cascade 220 Superwash. At some time, I’m pretty certain that I was going to use this yarn for the Augusta. For some reason I changed my mind. The gauge is much better. In fact it may be a bit small but Superwash usually blooms when blocked so that’ll be okay. So the new finish date for this will be February 22.

Detour

I did cast on another prayer throw today. I’m calling this one South Park Throw 2. I’m using Jarbo Duo and size 13 US needles. I cast on 110 stitches and worked about 6 rows of garter stitch. Then switched to stockinette with 5 stitch garter border. I’m going to double wrap every other right side row to make elongated stitches and make the throw more interesting. This one is for a fellow who has leukemia.

Till next time, no frogs, no tinks, just knits.

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