Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Ballband Lied

Either that, or the fact that my gauge appears to be off messed things up, but I prefer to think the ballband lied. ;) It said one ball of the Bernat Twists was enough to complete the dishcloth on the inside of the ballband, but it clearly wasn't:
Dishcloth WIP
Since it's quite wide, I started again with 35 stitches cast on, instead of 49. It is quite a pretty stitch pattern, and I think it will work well as a dishcloth.

Yes, I've been on a bit of a dishcloth kick lately. Expect to see more coming up. (I picked up more cotton last week Tuesday before knit night.)


Dianne said...

Yes... ball bands, gauge swatches, they are both filthy rotten liars! :)

Penny said...

Of course they lied. That is to get you to purchase more yarn. When you run out before you finish a cloth you will have to get more yarn. Then you will have left over and need another skein to complete that cloth. AND it goes on and on. BUT possibly b/c they decreased the amount of yarn per skein and kept the same labels, there will not be enough yarn to knit entire dishcloth. They didn't even have the decency to make the labels smaller so they don't slip off the skeins. On a brighter note I finished a cloth and had left over yarn. I think it was b/c some of the stitches were only YOs.

noricum said...

Ha! I showed them... I started again with fewer cast on stitches, and got a whole dishcloth with leftovers. ;)

Not only are the multi's less yarn, but the new twists and stripes cost more too! (If they're going to up the price, the least they can do is give us a full 50 g.)