Thursday, March 03, 2011

Helllllp meeeee!

I've fallen hard for this lovely.

This one, by a super-duper knitter, is delightful.

As is this one.

The contenders for my affection are a skein of Socks That Rock mediumweight (380 yds), Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (2 skeins 215 yds each) and in a distant third place, some very friendly New England Shetland (I think I have about 4 skeins, 196 yds each).

I'm not great at substituting and making it work.

Which would suit best? And what the heck needle size do I switch to? I know I'd need to check gauge and all, but what would you suggest?

1 comment:

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Yay, nice to see you blogging and knitting again on your spiffed up page!!
I vote for the Socks that Rock , and start out with a size 7 or 8 needle for your swatch, it's pretty close to the weight of the pattern yarn. And its a shawl so it doesn't have to be exact exact. If you know what I mean.