Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Two New Pairs

My swap partner sent me two skeins of Lorna's Laces and SKS for my birthday, the colourway is Ravenswood. I used the Harebell lace pattern with my favourite toe-up, short-row sock. With the leftovers I made a pair of baby socks using the basketweave pattern.
I really like the basketweave, however I'm not sure I'll knit Harebell again - I found it very fiddly. I also couldn't figure out how it is supposed to be knitted over 66 stitches - I know Carrie has done it but I couldn't see how to work rows 6 and 12 of the pattern if doing 5 1/2 rpts across the instep. In the end I did it on 60 stitches and started at row seven on the second sock to make them symmetrical.

I really like the lace rib - I might try that next.

Ciao, Diane :-)

(* edited with much better pic)

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Great job Diane!

The secret to my harebell lace socks is indeed a mystery - I guess I should have said that in the post and "warned" people, but I wasn't sure if it was the pattern or me. Also, I didn't take sure clear notes as to what I did. What I *think* I ended up doing was decreasing at the end of the row when you are supposed to add stitches for the openwork part of the repeat, otherwise you end up with an increasing number of stitches each time you come to that part of the pattern. I don't remember the specifics off the top of my head, but I will check out the socks when I get home and post what I actually did, if anyone is interested. :)