Friday, August 31, 2007

Knitty Time!

Happy Knitalong Eve everyone!

Hope you are all getting your needles and yarn ready for our KAL that starts tomorrow! I'll be using some Karabella Aurora 8 that I bought recently for my stash in a pretty cream color. I'm a bit behind though since I've still got to swatch :)

I know a lot of you are considering knitting this in the round and I've been doing some searching for information that might be helpful in converting the pattern from flat to circular knitting. Most of what I'm seeing has been like this post here. I did find one other post in another spot that was slightly different, but it has eluded me and of course I was at work and didn't write down the url for reference. Basically, it stated that flat knitting accounts for seaming and extra ease and when you convert to knitting in the round, you should take some of those side stitches out to get it to fit properly. I haven't seen this anywhere else, so I don't know how accurate it is, but thought I'd put it out there in case someone else has heard of it or might consider this when changing the pattern. My guess is, that it would probably work either way. If anyone else has any useful advice or has come across any other pertinent info on the subject, please feel free to share!! I also heard a rumor that Kasia might be working on a top-down version (no pressure though K.!). Can't wait to see that!

And I also can't wait to see everyone's knits as they work up! Have fun and get ready for a fun KAL!



Kasia said...

I heard that rumour too ;) But I guess I will be the last to do the KAL, I need to finish Ghost first :P So many things to knit and so little time *runs around nervously*

Rhonda said...

I also have a few projects to finish. Hopefully starting the Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke will be my incentive.

Wendee said...

Oh man - you are knitting this in my favorite yarn. A gal came into the yarn store a few weeks ago and she was using Aurora 8 too - It was DIVINE. I want to join your KAL but I'm swamped. What to do, what to do?