This roositud business is definitely a learning process. I substituted yarn because Rauma yarn isn’t avaialble locally for me and when it’s Saturday afternoon and you really need to start a new project, well, mail order just won’t do.
I missed one important thing in subbing yarn though. The roositud yarn is about twice as thick as the sock yarn! When I realized that I knew why I wasn’t quite happy with my tension so far — the yarn just had too much room to move around. I thought about it this morning and decided I had to fix it. Mary Beth summed up my thoughts best today.
Can you tell the difference with the second strand of yarn? See those first few rows and how they almost look diagonal? That’s why — they just have too much room to move around! The rest of the rows are doubled and it’s much nicer. I still think I have some room for improvement, but it’s definitely better.
BTW, this roositud is almost as finicky as intarsia. I’m untangling after each row — nothing like knitting in the round to further twist things up. Especially when some rows use three colors and some rows use two.
I’m really not complaining though. As I knit each round I think about how much fun it’ll be to wear these socks — to hike up my jeans each time I walk by a mirror just to see the color peak out, or to bear my calves and