Showing posts from February, 2016

CineCittà - Cast On

Wow, I can't believe how long it's taken me to get to this point. I purchased this yarn at the end of October, specifically with this project in mind. And then I waited and waited. I got MAJOR startitis with this one. Everything about it made me nervous. I doubted my choice of yarn, then my choice of pattern, and then my choice of needle size. Oy, I spent as much time second guessing myself as I probably will on the actual knitting. The yarn: I'd never knit with a chain ply yarn before, and I didn't know what to do with such a distinctive texture. The pattern: 12 page patterns are usually daunting, and this one also has a couple of links to tutorials added for good measure. I wasn't sure I'd be able to keep track of everything, despite people's reassurances that it has impeccable directions and is easy to follow. I must say that the German short rows made my head ache and it took me three tries to get it right. The gauge: Because of the yarn's texture,…