Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Openwork Rib Sock #1 Done

I finished the first sock and cast on the second one last night. The ribbing makes it fit really good.
This is a four stitch pattern from her first book - on page 37. More at my blog...

Comment answer: I used size 2 needles to get 8 stitches per inch and I cast on 72 stitches. My foot is like a size 8 1/2 shoe, so it depends on your foot size. The charts in the book can help you figure out how many to cast on and it also depends on the gauge of yarn you are using. Some yarns are thicker and some thinner and that would change your needle size and cast on.
I don't have a way to email the person who asked this question, so I hope you get this, Linda.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Frogtastic Surf Socks

I blogged a little while ago about my Chevron socks that needed to have their entire legs frogged. Thanks for the kind comments people left about the socks. I finally frogged them on Tuesday, and knit on nothing but them all week. These socks involved a whole lot of frogging, not to mention they broke my size 1 Crystal Palace bamboo circular, and I was anxious to get them finished and off the needles.

They were knit with Regia Surf Color yarn. More details are on my blog.

Happy knitting!

Broad Spiral Ribbing

Pattern: Broad Spiral Ribbing - More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Regia Bamboo Color 1072 - Jaffa Color
Needles: Size 1 US Inox dpn's
Size: Women's 9.5
Started: May 1, 2007
Finished: July 26, 2007

NModifications: Worked toe-up with Turkish cast on and short-row heel.

Additional photos on my blog.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Seeded Ribbing Check

Hello KAL! This is my first post, I think. I FINALLY have a finished object to share. This pair was taken from More Sensational Knitted Socks. I used a variegated sock yarn for the Seeded Ribbing Check and Plain Seeded Ribbing from the 4-stitch patterns. The heel flap was supposed to be the Eye of Partridge with German Chain Selvage from pg 67 in the book - but I'm fairly certain I have it inside-out. I like it anyway though! More info and FO pics on my blog. Knit on!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Openwork Rib Four-stitch ribbing pattern

This is my first sock done from the Sensational Knitted Socks book. It is a four-stitch pattern on page 37.

The yarn is Seacoast Handpainted purchased from the Loopy Ewe. The color is Penstemon. This colorful yarn is handpainted in New Hampshire .60% Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon approx. 400 yards7-8 st. /1", US 1-2 (2.25 mm - 2.75 mm).
I didn't want a detailed pattern that would get lost in the variegated yarn, so I chose a simple rib with little eyelet airholes for summer. I love this yarn, the bamboo in it makes it light.
Also blogged here

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Another Slipped Stitch Rib Pair

Pattern: Slipped Stitch Rib (66 sts) from Sensational Knitted Socks

Yarn: Regia Bamboo - Color 1064/Ethnos

Needles: size 1US/2.25mm

Started: June 29, 2007

Finished: July 20, 2007

Blogged here.


the Akamai Knitter

Yarn Over Cable Socks

This is my first post to the KAL. I have wanted to use one of the ribbing patterns from the SKS book for a while now.
This is the Yarn Over Cable Five Stitch Pattern
The yarn is from Moma-E. The color is SeaBreeze dyed for the paticipants of the Seasocks Cruise.
I used a 32"2.25mm circular top down with a K3P2 rib.
You can read more about it here.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sailor's Ribbing Socks

Hi Everyone! This is my first post to this KAL although I have had my SKS and MSKS for awhile now. I love them both!

These are a pair I knit this past week for my wonderful husband. Here are the stats:

Pattern: Sailor's Ribbing
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Pioneer
Needles: Addi Turbos 32" SIze 2.0 mm
Construction: Top Down, Magic Loop

Come visit my blog to see the other socks I have knit!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Baby Cable Rib Socks

Hey fellow sock knitters! I've finished another pair of socks for my hubby:

These are the baby cable rib socks from More Sensational Knitted Socks. If you'd like to see more pics or find more info, you can click here. Thanks! Tiennie

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ravelry Group

Hi Fellow Sock Knitters,

I wanted to let you know that I just started a Sensational Knitted Socks group on Ravelry. If you are already a member, check it out! The name of the group is:
Sensational and More Sensational Knitted Socks.

If you aren't a Ravelry member, I suggest you sign up for the waiting list. It's pretty darn cool. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

just the one so far!

Hi all, I've been reading this knitalong blog for a while now but haven't had anything to show - and now I've only got the one sock to show as well! Its mate is under construction...

I cast these on back in February. I don't get to knit very often as I'm a single mum and work fulltime, so knitting is done in 5 mins here and there and not even that every day. I had to unpick this sock twice as well - the first time I got as far as the heel flap when I realised I'd made a mistake. They were supposed to be a birthday present for my dad back in March (I realise now that that was rather optimistic ;-) but he knows I'm making him something and also how busy I am, and he doesn't seem to mind waiting.

They're the garter stitch rib in Shelridge Farm Charcoal, I cast on 62 stitches and am hoping for the best - not been able to fit them! They're too big for me and he's definitely got bigger feet than me...! I loved the yarn and the simplicity of the stitch - made a nice change from the usual rib.
I had terrible trouble with grafting the toe stitches together, I got the hang of it in the end but the end result is not as perfect as I'd hoped. I suspect with practice it'll get to look better.

I enjoy reading about everybody else's knitting and if it hadn't been for the several sock knitting blogs I read, this sock would probably not had got finished!

Cybèle (UK)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Just one

I haven't made the mate to this sock because I am trying to finish up Christmas sock presents. I have young children so I don't have as much time to knitas I would like.
This is from SKS. I used Lacy Rib from the 5 stitch patterns. I made it the toe up way she said in the book and it was hard as I have never done it that way before. I learn something new everyday though. The yarn is so yummy, Cherry Tree Hill in Old Rose. My first time knitting with it. One more thing, I made a rolled cuff because I thought it went well with the lacy pattern.
Christy's first sock post

Monday, July 09, 2007

Finished Pair

Finally a pair from More Sensational Knitted Socks:

And the close-up of the pattern:

Pattern: Stansfield 14 from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Sonatina
Needles: 0s

I'm not sure what I'm going to work on now, but I've been trying to find something else out of one of the books.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Opal Garden Socks

Pattern: Beaded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks

Yarn: Opal Sock Yarn in a one-of-a-kind colourway

Needles: size 1US/2.25mm 2 circs

Started: June 13, 2007

Finished: June 22, 2007

Modifications: Knit cuff down instead of toe-up.

Blogged here.

Thanks for looking!

the Akamai Knitter

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Chevron Pattern

This illustrates a pair of socks I was knitting in Regia Surf Color, just before I pulled the needles out. The entire legs will need to be frogged. The chevron pattern is so tight I can't fit these socks over my heel. Unfortunately I didn't try the socks on until I had knit the entire leg and the cuff. Since I had decided to do an afterthought heel, it wouldn't have fit right, so I never bothered. Just before binding off, though, I gave it a shot and was horrified to find out I couldn't even put them on. I always knit this weight of yarn in a size one and it never occured to me that this pattern didn't have enough give. In retrospect, I should have gone up a size on the legs. These socks have been sitting since May, while I mourned the disaster, and finally I've gotten back to them, ready to start over on the legs, well, as soon as I finish a couple other socks, of course.

I see plenty of people have knit with this pattern, so I seem to be unique in having this problem.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Baby Cable Rib Socks

Hi - I'm a new member. I loved knitting these socks. They are in a sport weight yarn which made the knitting go so quickly. The yarn is Spunky Eclectic “Good Morning” and I used size 3 bamboo needles with the magic loop method.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Pattern: Chevron Socks
Pattern Source: Sensational Knitted Socks
Cast on: June 19
Cast off second sock: July 2
Yarn: Super Socks Dazzle
Colour: 718

I really liked knitting these socks. There is another chevron pattern from this book I would like to try. I decided on this pattern because when I looked at the yarn I had it looked exactly like the picture in the book. I did the cuff in a k2, p1 rib.

Black Rainbow Socks

Pattern: Slipped Stitch Rib by Charlene Schurch in Sensational Knitted Socks
66 sts

Needles: size 1US or 2.25mm (2 circulars)

Yarn: Opal sock yarn - one of a kind colourway

Started: June 4, 2007

Finished: June 13, 2007

Blogged here.

I only recently got added to help Ali with the administrative end of the KAL, but I'd also like to share some of the socks I've made from the first book. So I have a lot of catching up to do as I've been on a SKSock tear. I'm just in love with the ribbing patterns in the book. So far my favorite is the Slipped Stitch Rib. There'll be more to come!

the Akamai Knitter

Stansfield 14

Thank you to all the well wishes. I'm feeling a little better and now I have a co-host, so hopefully the KAL will kick back off. I'll be working on getting people's names and blogs into the sidebar this week and hopefully we'll be able to keep invitations rolling out in a timely manner now.

I haven't been working on socks much lately, but I finally finished a non-SKS pair and have just started another pair.

I'm using the pattern called Stansfield 14 from More Sensational Socks. I think it gives this yarn just enough texture to be interesting. I really like how it's turning out.