Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 14 , 2008
It looks all fancy and complicated, but it's just a slip stitch pattern - using one color for 2 rounds...no stranding except for the corrugated rib cuff. I LOVE the sole of these socks and keep thinking I might like a whole sock made from that easy pattern.
Pattern: Florenz (Ravelry Link) by Stephanie van der Linden for the Socken-Kreative-Liste.
After vacillating throughout the entire process , I frogged the whole cable on Tangled Yoke. I made the original 1 to 5 increases too tight and could tell it was going to pucker at the bottom. I tried to convince myself it would block out, but felt that strong intuition (that wouldn't go away) telling me I should rip and redo - so off the needles it came. It is now back on the needles and the set up row is done with nice loose 1 to 5 increases - I feel so much better about continuing on now!
We just got back from a weekend in Maine - I decided before we left that I wanted to start a special new project on this 2 hour car ride, so I picked out 3 colors of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (I really DO like Knit Picks yarn , just NOT Gloss for socks!) and began a toddler sweater for the current CIC (thank you for such an all inclusive description Marguerite!)toddler sweater/vest challenge. More about that next post... Right now I should go help Dave shovel out the driveway!