Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mother's Day socks completed

Mothers Day Garter Rib Socks
Mothers Day Garter Rib Socks

Pattern: Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Opal Sugar Almond Magic Yarn from Get Knitted
2.5mm addi turbos
Started: 26th March 2006
Finished: 26th April 2006

DD gave me the yarn for Mothers Day and apart from going wrong on the second sock when I was ill these socks have gone really smoothly. They're the first pair that I've knitted from Sensational Knitted Socks & I fully intend to use the book again soon.

Another first for me is that the stripes match up! I tried to get my first pair to match but a stripe was missing & then I ran out of yarn so it didn't happen.

Mothers Day Garter Rib Socks
Mothers Day Garter Rib Socks

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Chevron socks

I finished these about a week ago, but I just haven't gotten around to posting them.

The pattern is The pattern is the Chevron pattern on page 73. The yarn is Trekking and I used size 0 needles. You can see a close-up of the pattern here.

I haven't been very good about commenting lately, but everyone is doing such beautiful work! I'm definitely on a sock jag. (Although I have very recently discovered self-striping, so it may be a while before I make something else out of SKS:)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006



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Here is the beginning of Garter Rib. Sock knitting is fun!

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

4-Stitch Ribbing section

Here are a couple of patterns I have already tried. The top is double moss on 2 sz 1 US bamboo circs, Fortissima Cotton Colori. I have cast on the second sock and then got sidetracked. The story of my life.
The bottom socks are DH's, and they are garter rib, 2 sz 1.5 US metal circs, standard wool sock yarn that I can't remember, with heels and toes of Knit Picks Essentials. The insteps of both are in K1P1 ribbing, as we both like our socks to fit snugly on the foot. I also have another pair on needles for myself that are crossover rib from the same sectio. They have been so much fun that I haven't been motivated to advance into the book.
Buuuttt, seeing pictures on this KAL of the socks the REST of you are knitting is truly inspiring! As soon as I finish the first one of my Vintage Socks KAL, I am going to try a more difficult pattern for this KAL. Wish me luck! I have been knitting socks for several years but haven't ever really tried anything past easy until recently. And now, as usual, I am going overboard.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Four stitch reticulated pattern

Hi all,
I started one of the Four-stitch reticulated patterns last night. I thought I would post a progress photo. I am really enjoying this sock, it is fun to wait and see what the next color is going to look like. I had to put it down though because I was so tired and beginning to make mistakes. I am knitting it in Fortissima and Trekking XXL and so far I love it! I can't wait to finish it, unfortunately it is getting too warm to wear them so it will be fall before I can try them out... after they are finished, of course.

I hope everyone has a great day. It is beautiful here in South Central Indiana today.... a great break from all the rain and storms.

Friday, April 07, 2006

More socks

I wanted to say welcome to all the new members. If I haven't put your name in the sidebar yet or you need me to change something, just drop me an email. I tend to miss things sometimes, so don't be afraid to speak up. Now on to socks:

You can see more accurate colors and close-up of the pattern much better if you click here. It's the Chevron pattern on page 73 and I'm using Trekking color 78. Gorgeous purple with lots of jewel tone specks. I'm not sure how I like the "forethought" heel as I'm a bit partial to heel flaps, but I like the color circles on the heel.

Trish asked if the top of my mosaic socks fit ok. They do. I also used the 84 stitches, but on size 0 needles, so they are actually a little tight when I'm putting them over the foot, but they fit really well on the leg.

New member

Thanks so much for letting me join you. I will try to get photos of the socks I have already made from the book this weekend to post. At the moment I am working on the Crossover Rib, page 37, in a blue/green variegation from 's Sock It To Me Collection Colori.

AJ in AZ

Stansfield #10

I finished my socks using the Stansfield #10 pattern. They are knit in Cherry Tree Hill Potluck sock yarn. This is a nice pattern, with enough variety in each round to not get bored with it and it makes a lovely fabric.
Leg: 66 stitches
Foot: 68 stitches
Needles: size 1 US dpn
Pattern carried down the instep

Thursday, April 06, 2006

May i ...

ask questions, please?

What is it about heel flaps construction that irks sockknitters who do not like them?

When doing short row heels, do you work the heel on 50% or 60% of the total sts? I did mine at 50% and it looks unusually shallow but doesn't feel too bad on the feet.

Thank you in advance.

On the socks front, one side is done..

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Kiss it goodbye...

It's too small....I swatched at 8 stitches per inch and when I checked my gauge on the foot I was closer to 9 stitches. It's not like I can't get it on my foot, and it would be wearable, but it's not comfy and it really distorts the pattern, so I'm ripping it out. I wanted to show first though because it's really a pretty rib, and the yarn is beautiful.