Winging It

Do you ever find yourself just winging your knitting? Back when I knit my Sockhead Hat I didn’t have the size needle called for in the pattern so I just went up a size (or 2) and kept going. It worked out ok. When I decided that I wanted a Sockhead Cowl I didn’t have any yarn that matched (in any way except weight) what I had used for the hat so I just grabbed something from the stash that felt neck huggingly soft. I then still didn’t have the correct size needle so I went up one size and cast on. So here I sit knitting according to the pattern on a needle size too large having given no consideration to gauge. Yes, I’m not just winging it. I’m seriously tempting the knitting gods to smite me. In order to avoid running out of yarn before I complete the ribbing I’m weighing the remaining yarn in an obsessive way and planning to save 30 grams for the ribbing. I think it will work. If not, I’ll just wing it.

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12 Responses to Winging It

  1. cherylcan says:

    I wing it all the time. My knitting friends are surprised when I use the proper yarn and needles on a project.

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  2. slippedstitches says:

    Winging it is always a chance for the knitting gods to swoop down and dash me against some rocks. Heck, even if I am not winging it the knitting gods get me at some point in the project. Here’s hoping that your project ends happily and the knitting gods are busy with someone else.

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  3. chrisknits says:

    Winging It is my middle name!! Fingers crossed you reach the end of your knit before the end of your yarn!!

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  4. I steadfastly believe that winging it is not in my nature and I have no idea how come I catch myself doing it so very often.

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  5. AJ says:

    I drive my knitting friend crazy as I rarely check gauge or pay attention to yarn weight,LOL. It’s my way of living wild!

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  6. Winging it is what I do when I’m feeling overwhelmed and want to feel in control of something. You’re the boss of the cowl, and I’m sure it will turn out great.

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  7. Renee Anne says:

    I tend to wing quite often…like when I started a baby blanket and figured that I had four skeins of yarn so I could start the decrease section just before I ran out of the second skein…..except no. I wound up having to buy a fifth skein to finish the blanket (and it was difficult to find as it was a discontinued yarn). Or there was that other time that I tempted the Knitting Gods by making my Age of Brass & Steam larger than what the pattern specified, managed to buy one more skein (I had 3) because I was playing yarn chicken….and then I won at yarn chicken and now I have an extra skein of that yarn in my stash…..yeah, that happened yesterday. I wing things a lot. It works out sometimes and when it doesn’t, I’m too stubborn to notice.

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    It’ll be fine…if not, you can find some one with the right size head and gift it!

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  9. I do sometimes wing it – sometimes it turns out OK, sometimes I have found a way that doesn’t work πŸ™‚ Either way, it is looking great, and you have been having fun knitting it!

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  10. sthnxstitch says:

    Very often! There are not many patterns I haven’t had “a little bit of a play” with. πŸ™‚

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  11. Alissa Head says:

    I wing it a lot. It’s usually fine.

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  12. bonnyknits says:

    Haha! Winging it makes knitting more interesting sometimes, right? Good luck!

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