WARNING ... LONG POST.
I bought myself some lovely looking Rowan handspun 4ply (100g grey 100g teal) thinking that it would make some lovely socks i could give to people at christmas.
I wanted to try cables for the first time so i found a nice basic cabled sock pattern, wound my yarn, checked the guage and off i went ... or so i thought.
Attempt 1: cast on. fine. knit first 4 rounds. fine. go to knit round 5. gone wrong!! could i figure out where though? of course not. ribbit says the frog
Attempt 2: cast on knit first round. realise i havt cast on enough stitches. frog
Attempt 3: cast on correct number of stitches! knit first round. go to do the second round, not so bad so far, then for no aparant reason yarn snaps!! i manage to repair it but not neatly (doesnt seem to felt well). carry on knitting to end of round but realise that theres a bit of a gap between needles 1 and 3 (which isnt normal for me on DPNs) so on the first stitch i give it a good tug to try and sort it out. yarn snaps. last couple of stitches vanish into thin air! try and repair it but cant this time. not enough 'tail' to felt and cant tie it and now theres a big hole where my lovely ribbing was frog
What is going on. am i cursed? dumb? is this yarn normally hard to knit with? maybe thats why it was on sale ...
What to do what to do