A stitch in time...thoughts from an addicted knitter.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Stria Washcloths

I'm using the Manos Cotton Stria I bought at Commuknity to knit some washcloths as a house warming gift for a friend who just moved back to CA. I plan to knit two, maybe three different versions. I'm currently working on one in seed stitch.

Manos Cotton Stria Washcloth in Seed Stitch

The yarn label recommends needle sizes 4-6 (US). I started with size 6 needles but the fabric was too flopping and I wanted something firmer so I ripped out and went down to a size 5 needle. It's still more loosely knit then I'd like. Since the yarn is a bit wavy I'm having a hard time pulling it tight while knitting. It's a bit frustrating. I think knitting on my Denise Needles is part of the problem as well. I think I should be using metal needles so the yarn will slide a bit better. It's been really slow going.

~ Christina

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Anonymous c said...

Manos washcloths! That seems luxurious. Ooooh.

12:31 AM

Anonymous sequinK said...

Nice gift!

Hope to see you tomorrow pm for the meetup.

10:41 AM

Anonymous Mel said...

Manos is lovely, but I had the same problems knitting with it, and I was using size 15s. Good luck!

1:04 PM

Blogger spinnity said...

Oooh, I'm worried now! I have some Manos Stria for making (guess, guess?) - baby cardigans. I don't want it to be a hassle to knit with, it's so lovely!

10:26 PM

Blogger Christina said...

I'll bring it with me to the Meetup tonight Mary and you can see first-hand how it knits up.

~ Christina

5:00 PM


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