I am very angry right now. Last week i saw a pattern that i wanted to knit for my partner, so we talked about it and he chose which colours he wanted. I ordered the wool, and as the pattern called for 3 ply i obviously bought 3 ply, which i may point out is the first time i have ever knitted with 3 ply.
The yarn arrived yesterday, so today i set to and started on the back. The first thing i always do is a tension swatch to make sure i knit things up correctly so they knit to the right size. Tension square done, and i decided that my main tension on the 700 would be 4 and a dot (which seems about right considering i use around T6 for 4 ply.
Knitted the ribbing, transfered the stitches knitted the back, looked ok. Knitted the fronts, not looking ok! Knitted one sleeve to see if it would be ok, and no completely too short, so i dont know where ive gone wrong considering i did everything correctly and followed the pattern.
All i can say is, 3 ply - whats the point???? I may aswell be knitting with cotton thread from my mums sewing machine your that thin!!!!!! So i got so frustrated, things got flung across the room and a few rude words kept coming from my mouth. In the end i ended up walking out of the room with a raging headache.
So, ive decided what il do is tomorrow i will knit a tension swatch and try and use the Knitware design software with the help of Susan's videos.
I will not be defeated by 3 ply!!!!!!