Thursday, April 5, 2007

Hi Ladies!

I'm Elaine and am just getting ready to start my socks. I am so excited to be a part of this knitalong. This will be my first knitalong, so bare with me. I have only been knitting about a year and a half. I fell in love with these socks the minute I saw them on Knitty.
I have a question
I was reveiwing the pattern and understand the hourglass cable. But when it coomes to the "Oh so simple looking "A", "B" and "C" cables, that's where I'm stumped. Do I do the cables the same as the legend for the hourglass cable? Or what? I don't see a legend for them. This is probably a stupid question and probably so simple. Sort of like if it was a snake it probably would have bit me several times already!
ANy help on this would be greatly appreciated.


Alex said...

This is a bit of an unrelated question, but I didn't want it to get lost, is how is the KnitPicks Gloss working out for people? I'm considering placing my first order with them because I've fallen in love with these socks, and this seems to be the choice of most people on here...

Is it soft enough? How is the guage?


Heather G. said...

You can use the same legend as for the hourglass chart, so essentially on every fourth row, chart A is C4F, and chart B, C4B.

I have screwed up many things today, but I am 99% sure this is not one of them.

Heather G. said...

Oh, and Alex, I am not using Gloss for these socks, but I do have it in stash, and it is very comparable to the Regia Silk called for with respect to gauge. Extremely soft, though since I haven't finished an item with it, no idea on how it wears.

Elaine said...

Thanks so much Heather. I new it would be simple as can
'preciate it!

busybee said...

I'm using the Gloss for my socks, and it's wonderful! It's light and soft, and the cables stand out great. Definitely a good yarn for the money.