Monday, 8 April 2013

50/365

Here's one I made earlier ...
I'm on a roll.  However before you go thinking that I dashed these off today, I will confess that they were knitted sometime last year, leaving only the grafting of one toe to finish late last night.  Having produced a pair of socks and a cowl for my older daughter last week I thought her sister deserved something for herself.

I used a Red Heart pattern and a self-striping sock wool (Ricoh Superba Mexico in Green/Lilac).  I love watching the pattern emerge as I knit.  I don't want to stop.

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  1. Grafting I found quite tricky. I've done it four times now but I still need everyone to be out of the house while I do it!

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    1. I couldn't make head nor tail of the pattern so I resorted to YouTube where I followed the Kitchener method, allegedly invented by the WWI field marshall!

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  2. I do love those self patterning wools. In fact the only bit of sock knitting I don't like is grafting the toes - might try toe up and see if that's any better!

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    1. Having tried both methods I prefer toe upwards. The heel was easier to turn too.

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  3. They look lovely and warm :)

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    1. They're lighter than the last pair I knitted in aran yarn but guess they'll still be pretty cosy.

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