Monday, May 15, 2006
Starting the bathmat
So far, so good! I checked my gauge to see how this little experiment was turning out. After knitting the center patch and two strips, my gauge is 9.5 sts + 17 rows = 4". The pattern's gauge is 9 sts + 17 rows = 4". I'm interested to see what the finished dimensions will be.
Despite its bulk, this bathmat is going to be really soft and squishy between the toes! I'm going to have to make another one for myself.
Jocelyn - Holding the four strands together isn't that bad. The only difficulty so far was in picking up the stitches on the CO edge. I kept losing a strand because the edge was so tight. I need to cast on a little looser next time.
Mel - The gnomes are from my fav pj's. :) I laid the top on the table so that I could get a good shot of those neutral colors.
I'll be sure to let everyone know approximately how many yards it took to finish the mat!