Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Slowest knitter

I read Yarn Harlot faithfully. She's my heroine.

I got a chuckle at the October 16th entry because she was lamenting that her wedding shawl was taking so long to knit. And she's a very quick knitter. She was complaining that she had only completed two rows in 107 minutes. Then she actually counted her stitches and discovered that there were some 1,760 stitches in those two rows. That's something like 16.44 stitches a minute. (Assuming I did the math right). Mind you now, this woman is knitting a very complicated lace pattern.

So I thought I would time myself. On the lace shawl that I'm knitting (and have screwed up, but I'm proceeding anyway for another few rows just to see if I can "unscrew" it and proceed).

I finished two knit rows and a purl row in an hour. There are 117 stitches in a row (so 3 rows is
351 stitches). It took me an hour. That's about 5.85 stitches a minute.

I think Stephanie should feel better about her work.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

I'm impressed that you took the time to count!