Pat's Knitting and Quilting
August 21 , 2007
Home Again, Home Again and Setesdal's Are Done
We had a wonderful vacation in the mountains - and found cool crisp weather - even had to wear SWEATERS at night!!
Self timer - I barely made it back into the picture!
As I predicted, I did not get a whole lot of knitting done, but I did keep up with the Mystery Stole (although now I have to complete the last clue) and I finished my Setesdal Socks.
|Pattern: Setesdal Socks (also available as pdf download here)by Robyn Gallimore of Red Bird Knits
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill SuperSock Merino in Champlain Sunset (85 gms) and Natural (24 gms)
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" circular (used 2.75mm for cast on/2.25mm for leg colorwork/2.00mm for heel and lice pattern on ankle and foot)
Modifications: 1) changed rows 48-50 to center pattern with zigzag above it. 2)1 extra row color A before heel flap and toe decreases so as not to distort white row.3) Changed jog so that it was on inside legs (broke yarn and turned one leg around before starting heel flap) 4) Started pattern row on center of sole to keep jog hidden underneath.
Oh how I loved making these socks! That drive to add 1 more row just to see what it would add to the pattern was so strong that I kept moving right along. My plan is to make 1 more pair of colorwork socks before making the big switch to mittens and hats this fall.
a few other angles...
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