Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tipping Point - Do Knitting Projects have tipping points a avid Sock knitter, as well as venturing to other projects I have been contemplating if a Knitting Project has a tipping point. The point at which the effort so far has been slow and painful but you then sail into the home stretch.

Currently I am being relatively faithful to Gabi Blue - My Blue Cotton lace jumper/sweater.
Both the front and back have significant decreases that progress slowly 2 stiches every 8 rows then 2 stitches every 6 rows. They both start at 220+ stitches and it seems to be until i reach the 200 mark that rows take forever and i can't get my rhythym going. Then a switch flicks and it is like sailing home...swish, swish, click, clack and ten, then 20cm is complete....but the first 10cm's that took hours, days, weeks even.

I find this with socks...but they have the "fooooooooooooooooooooot" for top down, and the "leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeg" for bottom up that puts a huge slow section in the middle.

It's interesting because once you reach that point it is a quick and relaxing end. Let's hope the front of Gabi Blue is over soon. Then I can start on the sleeves (which start under the 200 stitches) so hopefully will be quick, quick, quick.

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