I have about 40 more stitches to bind off and only about 3 inches of yarn.
I tried to knit faster to hopefully outrun the end of the yarn, but that didn’t work. (It never does.)
I don’t really have much choice but to reknit it. I could pull out the last few rounds and try to knit at a slightly tighter tension to use less yarn, but I feel like that will just end up with the same result.
This is Cascade Yarn’s Knitterati Afghan. It’s a 30-block afghan that is being published one block at a time this year. I am using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes yarn, from my stash. I spent most of Saturday (in-between chasing kiddos and trying to keep them from hurting themselves) working on it.
The pattern calls for size 6 needles. Since it’s knit from the center out, you must use double pointed needles at the beginning. I don’t currently have any double pointed needles in size 6. I have 5s and I have 7s, but no 6s.
I really wanted to get started, so I decided to knit the whole thing on 7s. I considered using the 5s, but with worsted weight yarn, 5s make a really tight and somewhat stiff fabric.
I’m trying to decide how to go about it. Do I start on 5s, then switch to a circular 6 when I have enough stitches? Or do I start on 7s and then switch to the 6? Or do I wait until I can get some size 6 double pointed needles to redo it?
What would you do?