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Old 09-20-2006, 02:21 AM   #1
Talula Fairie
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Fine Yarn, Big Needles?
So, I was going to knit some legwarmers in a super airy gauge. But like...I just can't do it. I can't knit with size 11 needles using what I think is a sport weight yarn (reccomended needle size is 7, gauge is 21 st =4", it's Classic Elite Yarns Inca Alpaca). It's oh-kay, I will just knit these babies on size 8 needles I guess (and it will take forever *stab*), but I was just curious, how DOES one knit an airy gauge without their knitting turnring into a rat's nest? Is it my bad tension striking again? Or something else I'm doing wrong?

Also, I am still getting messy stitches on the edges...and slipping the first stitch seems to make it worse (I fail to see how it would help???).
It's never too late to be what you might have been.

On The Needles:
Postmodern Legwarmers
Fetching Fingerless Gloves
To Be Knitted:
Glampyre Knits/ Stitch Diva Simple Bodice
Perfection Pants
Sophie Felted Bag
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