Friday, August 29, 2014
On and off the needles
The pink socks are done and the first in the stack of socks for Christmas gifts. The yarn was from Three Irish Girls and the stitch pattern was Serpentine from Wendy D. Johnson's toe up book. Keeping track of the yarn overs was the key to staying on track with the stitch pattern. I'm doing a variation of a basketweave stitch on the blue and green socks which I found in my big Vogue Knitting book. It has a row of knit 2 purl 4 then a knit row, a repeat of the first row then 3 rows of knit. Then purl 3, knit 2, purl 4, knit 2 etc ending with a p. (The purl stitches overlap the last purl the 2 knit and the first purl of the previous knit purl row.) Knit a row then repeat the previous row and knit 3 rows. Repeat the 12 row sequence. You would think that would be easy but my brain shifts into neutral and I start doing knit 2 purl 2 as if I am doing ribbing and it doesn't even have to be late at night for me to slip into neutral. I made that error in the first row on the sock on the right and did it again after I took these pics. I'm not giving then to Mr Monk for Christmas. The yarn is a Swedish garn, that's how the Swedes spell yarn, look for the blue and yellow flag on the label. It's foggy and wet here a good day to knit.--Ann-- linking to OTN at Judy's.