I finally decided to go back and try the sock thing again. WHen I went to my LYS, the owner, who is great, sat with me and got me started. I decided to make the pedicure socks from Knitty using Cascade Fixation.
Finished the first one last night but when I put it on it looked so stretched out. Is there a trick to working with it? When it was on the needles it looked fine.
Fixation is a little finicky to work with. I knit it on smaller needles and that seems to work well for me. You should do a gauge swatch with Fixation not so much for a stitch gauge but to determine how stretchy you want the finished fabric.
I made a pair of baby socks with Cascade Fixation and they turned out so nicely. While working with it you have to remember that there is a bit of stretch to it, so ease up on the tension. I also heard from other knitters that it is "pebbly" to walk on, but the colors are beautiful !
So do you pull it tight when you knit with it so it does not stretch out when you put the socks on???? Is that the trick...
Well I least I made a sock... turned the heal and did the gusset thing... and it was really fun. I think I will put this down for awhile and see if I can make a real pair. I bought some beautiful Lorna's Laces when I tried to take a class... so maybe I will try those.