When creating socks, gloves or anything requiring that you make two or more identical pieces do you:
(a) count rounds as you knit using a stitch counter or tick marks on paper?
(b) work until the size is approximately right, then count how many rounds you've done?
(c) use a measuring tape and not worry that you may be off by a round or two?
(d) hold the finished piece next to the one you're working on, again not worrying about having exactly the same number of rounds?
(e) some other method?
My sense of perfectionism demands (a) or (b), but I wonder if maybe I should just relax a little and go for substantially similar rather than identical. What's your approach?
I've fallen in love with Rowan Magpie. Unfortunately, Rowan discontinued it in 2004. I'm trying to find a good replacement. I've already spent WAY too much buying up as much as I could find on Ebay.
Does anyone have suggestions about how to find an appropriate substitute? I could go to my LYS and snoop around but then I'm limited to what they carry. I've tried looking for other yarns on-line with the same stitches per inch but have found that it's quite a bit more complicated than that.
I've even tried some generic internet searches to no avail.
Thanks for your help guys!
Which designer does it for you?