Sunday, July 27, 2008

I love this book.

I have completed a few more socks I would like to share:
Baby Fern

Vertical Waffles

Stansfield 196

I thoroughly enjoyed making each one of these pairs of socks!
For more details see my blog or my ravelry project page.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Flamingo Twin Ribs

Twin Rib socks
Twin Rib socks

Pattern: Twin Rib by Charlene Schurch from Sensational Knitted Socks
Time: February 14th 2008 to May 22nd 2008
Yarn: Opal Rainforest Flamingo DK
Needles: 2 x 2.75mm Knit Picks 60cm circulars
Stitches per inch: 8
Method & Modifications:
- Knitted two at a time cuff down. Separated after the heel turn & reunited after the gusset decreases.
- All knit stitches apart from those on the sole were knitted through the back loop to make the stitch 'pop' out.

More details on my blog.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Toe Up Socks - Help?

Has anyone used the toe-up instructions in the 12-stitch pattern section of SKS? I'm doing this for the fist time, and I am adding the instructions for the heel, flap, and gusset to a pair of socks that were written as top-down. The instructions are found on pages 59/60.

Hedgerow Socks - Toe Up

Hedgerow Socks (not an SKS pattern) knit toe-up

I'm not sure that the final fit will be correct, even though I've tried them on and it seems ok. My concern is that didn't have a point of refrence for how long I should have made the foot before starting the heel section. I'd love to hear about any experience others have had. These are to fit a size 10 1/2, and I started the heel after 8" of knitting on the foot.
Thanks for any guidance you can offer.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Crossover Rib socks

These socks have been a long time in the making (since November) but then most days I don't get to knit for more than about 10 minutes, and some days not at all...
I'm very happy with how they turned out though.
I love this book, it's been so useful.
More details on my blog.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Diamonds Pattern, but not Socks

I used the Diamonds Pattern from mSKS to knit this doll sweater. It was a good learning experience, even if the sweater is "nothing to write home about". I used Knitpicks Pallet for the cream color and Knitpicks essential for the colors. Unfortunately the variegated colors are too bold, and don't work well with this sort of patterning, and the pallet had too much of a different "texture" to work well with the Essential. But learning is all part of the fun. And sharing is too. Maybe my attempt can motivate someone else to try, and succeed :-)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Broad Spiral Ribbing Socks

The Owl socks for my MIL's 60th birthday are finished:

Broad Spiral Ribbing socks
Broad Spiral Ribbing socks

Pattern: Broad Spiral Ribbing from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Opal Rainforest 6 ply in Owl.
Needles: 2 x 2.75mm 60 cm circulars.
Method: Knitted cuff down two at a time.
Details: 8 stitches per inch for a 9" wide foot so I cast on 72 stitches. An 'Eye of Partridge Heel' for a very durable heel as they were a present for my MIL who is a keen walker.

More photos on my blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

More Sensational Knitted Socks Errata

Hi all, I was reading some digests on a yahoo group I belong to and found out that there is some corrections for the More Sensational Socks book. Here is the link to it: