Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Socktoberfest Socks Complete

The socks that I started for this years' Socktoberfest are finally done. YEAH!

Purple Tweed Pembrokeshires

Purple Tweed Pembrokeshires

Yarn: KnitPicks Essential Tweed Plum
Needles: Crystal Palace 2.25mm and Knit Picks Harmony 2.25mm
Pattern: Pembrokeshire Pathways here
cast on 64 stitches increased to 35 stitches on top
short row toe and heel
increased to 77 stitches after the heel
15 repeats on foot and 15 repeats on leg (5inches)
5 rows of row 4 of the pattern
modified Russian bindoff



Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted, Woodland Moss
Needles: rosewood 2.25mm
Pattern: Scrolls MSKS p95
Modifications: added 2 purl st each side
short row heel and toe
increased to 72 stitches after heel
5 repeats on foot and 5 repeats on leg
knit one row plain
modified Russian bindoff

Let me start out by saying that I like both socks. However, I think that I may rip the Scroll socks. Not because I do not like them, but I think I would like them better as fingerless mitts or gauntlets. Maybe they are just too nice to go on my feet, I don't know. I haven't weaved the ends in yet, I didn't even do ribbing at the top! Maybe I knew that I was going to reknit them. I don't mind, they were fun to knit and my first project from a chart. So I still have a sense of accomplishment from them. But I think I would enjoy them more as something else.

Anyway, I started a new pair of socks. Three times, ugh. The same sock, three times. But it was not my fault, although I thought maybe it was. They were just not coming out like the picture. How frustrating!! Before I gave up (because I liked how they looked in the book) I searched online and found this. Yup, the corrections to the pattern. So now, after a couple repeats of the corrected pattern, they look like the picture. Well, almost anyway.

Braided Cable with Seed Stitch

Braided Cable with Seed Stitch

Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Essential Tweed
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony 2.25mm
Pattern: SKS p69
Modification: changed the "garter bead" to seed stitch

By the way, I had some questions about how I do my modified Russian bindoff.
I knit in pattern when I bind off.
so I work 2 stitches then K2tog TBL on the right needle
then I work another stitch and K2tog TBL with the previous stitch that was on the right needle, etc till I am out of stitches.

A nice stretchy bindoff for a top of a sock :)


Blogger wrchili said...

Your socks turned out really nice. I hate it when I stress over a pattern only to find that there was a correction to the pattern that I didn't know about. I really need to start making sure there are none of those before I cast on for anything.

4:22 PM  
Blogger kat said...

wow, I can't believe you are going to rip out those socks but I guess if you think they'd be worn more as something else it makes sense.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Melissa F. in CA said...

Beautiful socks :) I can see the scroll pattern for fingerless mittens -- so pretty!

7:31 PM  

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