frogging bad week

steve kadel's picture

i am making a lace sweater for a friend with rowan kidsilk haze. it's like knitting with air. i have frogged this thing four times already and it's 154 cast on sts. i get about 5 rows in and it looks like hell. yikes

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steve kadel's picture

hey, does anyone have a

hey, does anyone have a solution for slippage? the silk and the needles and my fingers have no grip. everything seems a little too slippery

all i know of love, is love is all there is

scottly's picture

What kind of needles are you

What kind of needles are you using? Bamboo are less slippery but the points are a bit blunt. For lace weight I've had the best results with the nickle plated Addi Lace Turbos. They aren't as slick as the regular Turbos and they are nice and pointy. Sweaty hands might help with slippage. Knit while anxious. ;-)

steve kadel's picture

i realized after my post

i realized after my post that i was opening up the mwk floodgates for suggestions on how to getting sticky hands. thank you for your discretion :) i am using the regular slippery addi turbos on long click it cable

all i know of love, is love is all there is

chipsir's picture

I have knitted several

I have knitted several stoles with "kidsilk haze" the frustration is worth it. Are you frogging from mistakes or appearance if mistakes ....try using a life line if from appearance remember lace looks like an unwashed dish cloth until it is blocked. Try pining out the piece on the needles to see if it will change appearance when blocked, my guess is it will. Good luck

steve kadel's picture

it wasn't the appearance. i

it wasn't the appearance. i could tell i had missed out on some stitches because the pattern was not coming together. a missed knit over here, etc.

all i know of love, is love is all there is

hypie100's picture

Good luck on the lace work,

Good luck on the lace work, a lot of dexterity involved and patients. Watch the loops keep them long.

TheKnittingMill's picture

I couldn't even imagine!

I couldn't even imagine! The lace weight I'm using now feels like it's such a tiny thread and the kidsilk haze is much smaller in diameter. I can empathize with the frogging! I must have CO the Rose Trellis Shawl pattern and completed the neckband 5 times and frogged every time. It just kept looking so crappy! I ended up taking a break and I recently started Mario's QAL with the alpaca lace. It's going much better! I will try and send you some good mojo!

steve kadel's picture

thanks. this actually uses

thanks. this actually uses the trellis lace pattern on size 7 needles which seem so clunky compared to how thin the thread is and then there is the fuzzy. my eyes!!!

it went better yesterday. thanks for the mojo

all i know of love, is love is all there is

MMario's picture

First ever pattern I saw or

First ever pattern I saw or worked for KidSilk crack Haze was on size 8 (5 mm) needles.

Butit does feel sometimes like you are knitting with nothing whatsoever....