Thursday, May 22, 2008

Daily Prophet, Issue 13

My good friends!
I worked the graveyard job Tuesday night (switched with someone), went to the day job yesterday, walked into my house after coming home last night and promptly fell asleep for the next 11 hours!!! Of course, I woke up twice to go to the restroom, but can you believe it??? And in the middle of the week too! So, as I prepare to go back to work I figured that I must get the specifications out to the Dueling Club if nothing else this morning. Don't forget! The pattern will not be released until next week. Today is only for the tools.

Hat Bracket Tools

  • Size 4.50mm/Us size 7-16 inch circular knitting needle
  • plus dpns in same size or a long circular if doing magic loop method
  • Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain gauge
  • Gauge:
    4-5 stitches per inch
Sock Bracket Tools
  • 100 gm sock yarn. Fleece Artist's Merino Sock yarn suggested, but not mandatory. Any sock yarn with 28-30 stitch gauge is fine.
  • 1 set of 2.5 mm double-pointed needles.
  • Stitch holder
  • Gauge

    32 stitches, unstretched, across 4 inches/10cm in K3 P1 rib

Color variations on both patterns do not really matter. The hat pattern has cables, so I would suggest a solid color yarn or else it's hard to see the cable pattern. Don't worry if you haven't done cables before. It's not too hard and they are always a good technique to master :)

Note: I am adding two more names to the sock bracket. Sign ups for the Dueling Club are closed.
Laeita Khandylle Haxloeffen-Bharnoell and Abigail Zinerva


Calliope said...

A 2.5 mm is the rare size 1.5 US, right? If I can't find a set locally, can I just use a size 1 or 2, provided the gauge still works?

Jenean said...

yes, ma'am :)

CentyB said...

Roar roar, on those two new Gryffindors added to the brackets!

knitting by kaae eller bare Charlotte said...

calliope when i'm knittin socks, and i knit loos, im always knitting on 2,5mm and 2 mm fot the heel. if you are a tigth knitter, i think 3mm is normal...???

Denazraella Daemonova said...

I usually use a 2mm (US 0) for socks so I am a fairly slutty knitter (loose being an understatement)

Calliope said...

I'm so loose, I knit a project calling for size 8s on a 0. (Although, my yarn wasn't the right gauge either!) ;)

Laeita Khandylle Haxloeffen-Bharnoell said...

Bless you, bless you, bless you! I sooo wanted to be in the Dueling Club. Thank you for adding me at the last minute!

Erika said...

Uh oh, I guess we'll be dueling spoilee