Friday, August 31, 2007

Broad Spiral Purls

I am so frustrated with blogger that after so much trouble posting this, I'll keep it short and sweet. Broad Spiral Ribbing in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Black Purl.

Happy Knitting!


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Monday, August 27, 2007

Eight-stitch basketweave socks.

Check it out! I *finally* finished a pair of yummy purple socks using the eight-stitch basketweave pattern from SKS. These have been OTN for months, so I am thrilled they're complete at last. More pictures and the whole story at

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Hi, I'm new here and here's my first pair of socks!
Scrolls from More sensational knitted socks. Knitted in opal on 2,5 mm needles.


schaefer anne in a corded rib

Progress ecr sock

elongated corded rib

From book 1, this is a 4-stitch pattern. I like it so much, I knit the leg twice. Grrrr. Had to frog a little, no, a lot, because I couldn't judiciously frog such slidey yarn. I think I'm just used to my handspun. I needed to go back about 3/4" of the leg where I'd dropped two YOs. Fergit it. So, yesterday, I frogged back to the cuff and reknit the leg, turned the heel and finished the gusset. Moral to the story is: "Don't knit in the dark." We're knitting socks here, not growing mushrooms.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ridged Feather Socks

After a weekend of doing--no exaggeration--about 12 loads of laundry after the kids returned from camp, I was happy to steal an hour of knitting time while watching a favorite HBO Show, "Big Love." I finished my Ridged Feather Socks--the first pair I've made from start to finish during "Summer of Socks," and I am very pleased with them.
I know some people prefer to match up the colors on variegated yarns like this so that the stripes are the same colors in the same placement on both feet, but I rather like the fact that mine don't synch up at all--that really shows that they're handmade, and I like the one-of-a-kind feel of them.

I have more of a skein left than I usually do with yarns like Socks that Rock, so I am thinking about eking out a pair of baby socks for Afghans for Afghans with the remainder...but that will have to wait.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Cabled Dream Socks

I absolutely love these socks! In fact, I think they are my favorite pair to date. They are a combination of the 3 X 3 Cable Stitch with Moss Stitch and the Cable Braid with Garter Bead patterns, resulting in a 3 X 3 cable with a garter bead.

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Happy sock knitting!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Jungle Socks

It's been awhile, but I've completed another pair of socks from the SKS book. Teacher inservice meetings have begun, so I chose the Garter Rib pattern - easy to do when you're sitting in meetings.Details:
Yarn: 56 stitches using Lorna's Laces in Jungle Stripe Colorway
Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo; Magic Loop; 2 at a time
Pattern: Garter Rib
Recipient: My 7 year old son who specifically requested lime green striped socks.

Sock history on my blog.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Broad Spiral, Stems, and Yarn Over Cable

Real life seemed to run out from under me the past few months, but now I've gotten some okay pictures of the socks I have finished over the past few months (May-July).

Here is the Broad Spiral Ribbing. I thought I might have picked a bad pattern when I started knitting it, but it opens up when you wear it and looks a lot better. The yarn is Online Supersocke 100 Summer Color. Made toe up with a round toe and short row heel:

This is the Stems pattern knit in Cashsoft DK in Mist. My house socks:

Lastly, I'm working on a Yarn Over Cable sock from the first book, made with Schachenmayr Nomotta Extra, a superwash DK (?) weight wool I bought some time ago:

One sock down and one to go. Hopefully SSS doesn't hit me with this pair!

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I need your help, please

I have started a new pair of socks. I love this yarn, the muted colors are absolutely lovely, and it is creating a very nice color pattern. I started doing a BasketWeave knit on the top of the foot, but I'm not sure if this is a waste of my time. Is it getting lost in the colorway? Am I loosing the overall effects of the colors by adding a texture? Or does it look fine, keep going. Hubby likes the BasketWeave and says keep going, but I also wanted your opinions. Thanks.
Sock on the right has the BasketWeave, and sock on the left is flipped over to the sole, showing no knitted texture.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Crosshatch lace from moreSKS

I love these socks! After all my troubles they are wonderful. Here is a recap of what I did:
Pattern : Crosshatch Lace from mSKS
Yarn : Regia Bamboo, Jamaica #1066
Needles : started with 2.25mm moved down to 2.0mm, up to 2.5mm and finished with 2.25mm
Construction: Toe up Magic Cast On, Reversed Heel shaping, Hemmed cuff.
At 9.5sts/1" and foot measure 9.5" it looked as thought I should have 96 around. But this appeared too big, so I used 84. This was still too big, so when I got to the ankle I went down to 72sts. Although this is still quite loose, the hemmed cuff holds it in place. Next time I will go smaller than the book indicates.
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First Post!

Hi Everyone! I signed up for this KAL a month or so ago, but I haven't had time to post about the socks I was working on. I really enjoyed making these socks, and the pattern was super easy, and super easy to memorize!
The feet look really big in the picture, but I think part of the reason is the angle of the camera and the fact that the leg is ribbed which make those look smaller.
The pattern is the Yarn Over Cable on page 43. I used Paton's Kroy yarn (I think the colourway is called Krazy Stripes, but I'm not totally sure), and I think I used 2.75 mm DPNs.
I'll definitely make this pattern again - this time for myself. These socks went out to my Sockapalooza Pal. She's received them and said she loves them.
There are so many wonderful patterns in this book - so many to choose from that it's hard to choose just which one. I guess that means I'll just have to knit them all!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

My first sock from Sensational Socks..Used Stansfield #11 with Just Great Socks by Plucky knitter... very simple pattern to follow and they fit perfect!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Cables and Moss

Pattern: 3 X 3 Cables with Moss Stitch
Yarn: Trekking XXL 282
Needles: Addi Turbo 32" Size 2.5 mm
Construction: Top Down, Magic Loop

I love this pattern! These were for my son so I'll have to make a pair for myself.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007


I am new to this KAL. I love the Sensational Knitted Sock books. I have made the baby cable socks and Stansfield #11. I am a fairly new sock knitter but I am having a blast. The top picture is the Stansfield #11 pair out of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the colorway Aslan. And the bottom picture is the baby cables made with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in the colorway Black Purl. Sorry the pictures are at the top. I am new to blogger and I am still learning how it works. Thanks!