Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Weekly unravelling

What's got my yarn unravelled this week? The lovely Calorimetry that I completed last night that doesn't fit. Nope, I didn't read anyone else's blog posts about sizing. Shame on me! I'm a blogger and I didn't read anyone else's blog before I cast on. Okay maybe I'm over reacting a little. The finished measurements are 21 by 7.5 inches. My husband says it's still cute even if it hangs off the back of my head with a hint of a ruffle.

But I'm going to cast on again. This time around I will make some adjustments. Calorimetry I was almost 6 inches too long. And since I knit 5 stitches an inch I will cast on 30 fewer stitches for number II. This should also make it less wide. I'm sticking to my "I knit mistakes so you don't have to" motto. I'm going to post pictures of Calorimetry I and Calorimetry II so you can see the before and after side by side. I hope this helps you.


  1. Good to know. I am a (Ahem, between you and all who read this) non-gauge checker for quicky projects like that.
    SOOOO, I will. Please post a pic, but it looks really cute:))

  2. I have nominated you for the kreativ blogger award! I love your blog:)

  3. I had the same problem with my first one. I had to cast on only about 90 and only repeat about 15 times or so to make it fit, and my first one is still a little loose! Glad to hear that someone else had this problem, and it's not because I have a freakishly small head! hahaha

  4. I found your blog via Facebook. I bookmarked Calorimetry months ago because it's so cute, but I'm still too much of a new knitter to try it. However, when I get the guts to try it, I will make sure I read up about the sizing.



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