Archive for the ‘For others’ Category

Faux Fair Isle Socks

December 28, 2008


Well, I seem to be on a sock-knitting roll, so I started these self-patterning socks for my mom.
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The yarn is Regia 4-ply Jacquard that has been in my stash for years. The yarn is fairly “tough” – there is nothing soft or squishy about it, but I think it will soften up with washing. It is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon.
As is typical, my gauge was wrong (and YES I did knit a large gauge swatch) so the foot looks a little narrow. (56 stitches on #1’s.) My mom has narrower feet than I do and I can fit them on, so I think it will be ok.

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Comfortable Socks

December 28, 2008


I fixed the 90 degree-off toe, and these socks came out nicely:
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They are a little too big for the model’s feet, but they will fit the recipient fine:
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The top rib isn’t as stretchy as a regular 1×1 or 2×2 rib. Poor choice. I like the yarn choice, though. It is Berocco’s Comfort DK. Since Jill can’t tolerate wool, and cotton socks are too hard to knit, I think it’s the perfect solution. It’s a little splitty; I should have been more careful while knitting it, because when I had to rip back the toe, I noticed I’d knit only some of the strands sometimes.

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

November 28, 2008

Socks. Not my first, second, or third pair. Something I thought I would never do:
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Can you see it?
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The top sock is correct. The bottom sock has the heel parallel with the toe:
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The person these are for is going to have to have foot surgery to wear this sock! Or, maybe, just maybe, I’ll cut off the toe portion and reknit it at 90 degrees to its current orientation. But I still can’t believe I made such a rookie mistake.

By the way, these are “You’re Still Putting Me On Socks” (the only socks I’ve been making recently), knitted toe-up, in Berocco Comfort DK. The color isn’t right in these pictures, it’s a lovely permsimmon red. It’s not that garish bright red. Knit on size 4’s, 52 stitches around, with the leg made in the “International Rib of Doom.” (If I were to knit socks with this yarn again, I would use size 3’s.)