Saturday, January 20, 2007

teeny tiny stitches...


They may be right, I may be crazy...
I started Arisaig this week.

Look how little these stitches are! The needles are 2.25mm, and it's what I imagine knitting with bicycle spokes must feel like!

There is something really gorgeous about working with this gauge, knowing that there will probably be thousands, if not millions, of little stitches all looping together to make a fine textured garment.

I usually detest ribbing - I don't feel like I get a rhythm going when I'm switching back and forward between knit & purl, but I am not finding this too bad. Just as well, because there is still a substantial amount of ribbing to go!

2 comments:

Julia said...

Ribbing gets a lot quicker if you can purl Norwegian, and then knit the back loop on the next round. That way you never have to change your hand position. I think Annie Modesitt refers to this as "combined" knitting. Not sure as I am self-taught but it sure makes the ribbing go quicker. Learned it accidentally when doing Tempting (jenna adorno's pattern).

Katie said...

Oh you are brave! I don't think I could knit anthing bigger than a sock on 2.25mm needles.