Saturday, August 26, 2006

Woven Stitch

The second pair of socks from SKS:

Woven Stitch socks made with two balls of ??? knitted with size ??? needles in ??? days. Size 7 1/2 feet. :) Yes, I'm sorry to say I have no idea what the specs are for these socks, but I must say that I love them. Love love love! They are soft and warm and a bit larger in gauge than I usually knit, I think. And I really like the colors even though I usually do not use variagated yarns. They are very similar to the Basketweave Rib that several other people have posted about, but with a smaller unit (2x2). I also really like the garter stitch border to the heel flap. Here's a closeup of the pattern:

Can you see it? You don't need your eyes checked - the photo is in fact slightly blurry. But, a new camera has just arrived, so beautiful clear photos are in the cards!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ribbed Lace, Chain Rib and Elongated Corded RibSocks

Greetings from Atlanta! I joined this KAL several weeks ago, but I am only now posting pictures of my SKS socks.

First, here are the Ribbed Lace Socks in Trekking XXL (Colorway 100). I knit these one at a time on 2 circulars (2.00 mm Addi Turbo).

Here is one of the Chain Link Socks that I knit for my DH in early March 2006. I used the Cedar colorway in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock on 2.50 mm Addi Turbo circulars.

I did not enjoy knitting the pattern that came with my Rockin' Sock Club kit in July, so I used the Elongated Corded Rib pattern with the STR Peaseblossom colorway on 2.50 mm Addi Turbo circulars. The pooling is a bit weird, but that's what you get with handpainted yarns. I love them anyway!

I really do love the SKS book, and I am now working on another pair of SKS socks for my DSIL's birthday in December.

Happy Knitting!

Deb in Atlanta

Friday, August 18, 2006

Harebell Lace


I have been a member of this group since April and I am embarrassed to say that I have nothing posted to date. This is about the change! I have so far completed 3 pairs of socks from that beloved book, Sensational Knitted Socks. Here is the most recent pair:

The Harebell Lace pattern! These socks were knitted with Merinomix 50 Madil (50% fine merino/50% pac dralon) 3 skeins, 136yds/skein, using 5 US size 00 needles. My gauge was 9 stitches and 11 rows per inch and I cast on 66 stitches for a US size 8 woman's shoe. (I know that many people will think that is an insane gauge and needle size to knit at, but I love the refined look of small stitches.) More photos and info is on my blog - please visit! These took me quite a while to finish, but I love love love them!

By the way, I was looking at some old posts and realized that I may be the mystery list member that is not included on the sidebar. My blog is up and running now, so please add me. I am so glad to be here. :)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Elongated Corded Rib

Poppy Elongated Corded Rib Socks

Poppy Elongated Corded Rib Socks

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Poppy
Pattern: Elongated Corded Rib with an Eye of Partridge heel

Neat pattern. Works really well with the nearly solid Lorna's Laces. Another winner!

Another Basket Weave Rib

Parfait Basket Weave Rib

Parfait Basket Weave Rib Socks

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Parfait
Pattern: Basket Weave Rib

I absolutely love these socks. This pattern is so easy, but looks so great with variegated yarns. I'm sure I'll be doing it again and again. Here's a little close-up shot of the garter stitch edged heel -
Parfait Basket Weave Rib Socks

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Welt Fantastic with Modifications

I finished one sock of the Welt Fantastic. Can't start the mate until I see if it fits the sockee.

More details on ZenKnit