I was wondering earlier why this thing took me so long to knit—12 days—when I can whip through other stuff no problem, and I did some quick math in my head, and realized that this cowl has 18,700 stitches. Not including the cast-on and the bind off. So that must be why it took so long. Why, a pair socks (which I can whip through in a week) must have only like 10,000 stitches, right? Research, research, swear at Google for being entirely unhelpful, research… 20,000 stitches?
But this cowl was all complicated and stuff. Colourwork! Double knitting! Complex charting! Hmm, didn’t I design and knit an entire pair of heavily patterned socks in a week, that one time?
But sock stitches are smaller, right? So they go faster! Less yarn per stitch means faster stitches! Yes, exactly. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.