View Full Version : My first Calorimetry is a wreck :(

10-16-2007, 10:28 AM
So, I only cast on 110, because when I measured the part of my head I wanted it to go around, it's at most 23inches. Then, I had done a swatch, my gauge looked ok, so I was off....but after just 7 repeats of the short rows, it looked pretty wide, so instead of finishing the 15, I started on the increases. I must have been knitting a lot looser on those. Instead of a cool pointed oval shape, I have a smile looks almost exactly the shape of this guy's smile ----> :) I went ahead and bound off just to see for sure. Yeah, it's a wreck. I don't think it's wearable :( I guess I can frog it back, but now what if I try again?


10-16-2007, 10:42 AM
One thought - I cast on pretty tightly. The directions said to bind off loosely, so I grabbed a 6.5mm crochet hook and did a single crochet cast off. Could the different between those be causing some of my issue?

10-16-2007, 11:23 AM
Ok, don't mind me.......they didn't mean THAT loose of a bindoff obviously! :doh: Just frogged back the bind off, did my normal bindoff, and, hey, look! A pointy oval shape! :teehee:

10-16-2007, 08:55 PM
Glad we could help! :wink:

Isn't a great feeling when you work your way through the issue by yourself? :yay:

10-16-2007, 08:58 PM
can i see? i want to knit one but idk when i will have time.

10-16-2007, 09:57 PM
Sure, here's a pic! I'm still not sure I like it :hmm: but it's a lot better than it was this morning!


10-16-2007, 10:07 PM
i like it how long did it take you? its geting cold now so u will need it

10-16-2007, 10:33 PM
Not long, a couple hours (started yesterday evening, constant kid interruptions, finished today, un-bound, re-bound off). It's fairly quick if you don't mind short rows (I find them fun!) I think the worst part was counting to 110 while I cast on :p

10-16-2007, 10:36 PM
I like it. it came out pretty. the way you made it sound i was expecting a big mess. but i don't see any problems. i think it came out great!!

10-16-2007, 10:57 PM
that quick? hmm i might try one.

10-16-2007, 11:45 PM
Yeah, you can do one in an afternoon basically.

10-17-2007, 09:33 AM
I think I will take more of that same yarn along and see what happens if I cast on looser (I had cast on one needle size up, but darn that cast on edge still looks so tight!) I think I'd do it on 2 needles at once next time. Now I just need to find my "regular" sewing needles and put a button on.