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Old 06-09-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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Cascade Fixation?????
Has anyone used this yarn?

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.

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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i just started using fixation making amy's headband with the pocket for your mp3, phone, etc. in her notes, she says she stretches it quite a bit, not to the point of being taut, but a fair amount.

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Old 06-09-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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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.
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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 !
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I've knit with it and I like it but it is a little like knitting rubber bands.
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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.

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I just treat it normally. It doesn't really need to be stretched.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:37 PM   #8
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I made the lace headband in the KnitPicks catalog with Fixation. It did take a little getting used to, but K2togs were a breeze!
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I'm a tight knitter, so I tend to stretch Fixation while I'm knitting with it. So, it's really impossible for me to know what size it will turn out to be. One day, with more experience, I hope I can make it a bit more predictable.
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I REALLY prefer Crystal Palace Panda Cotton. Its mostly bamboo and cotton, but it has a little elastic. It doesnt stretch anywhere NEAR as much as Fixation, which I did NOT enjoy knitting with. Its really more similar to knitting with wool... it has a smidgen more stretch than that. And, the colors are even more fantasticker than Fixation...
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