A couple of weeks ago, a small group of us Knit Wits got together and started the Dinner in the Eiffel Tower Shawl. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to knit mine out of. I made trips to two different local yarn shops and could not come up with a DK that I wanted for it. And believe it or now, there really wasn't anything in the Yarn Room that I felt was right for it. So I cast on with my Mad Tosh Light in the Fragrant color way.
The color grew on me. Others liked it so I continued on. But, it just did not appear on my scrunched up needles like it was very big. I knew that I would need to knit more repeats to mine, because I was using a much lighter weight than the recommended dk yarn it was knit with.
On Thursday night at Knit Night, I made a mistake and just could not fix it without ripping back, so I popped it off the needles. To say it was small is a bit of an understatement! It was doll size. I NEVER knit tight, but this was evident that maybe sometimes I do.
For perspective, I put the coasters next to it. I was pretty bummed. This was Friday. I ripped it out and started looking for something else to knit my shawl out of. I came home with nothing. I was at the shop today and still no luck.
Never to give up, I cast on tonight with a size 8 needle. I love it already. The hand of the shawl is so soft now and I am excited to continue on with it.
The most odd thing is that I am a loose knitter, not just loose but a really loose knitter. Generally, I have to go down a couple of needle sizes from the git go.
This one is most baffling!