Springing Forward

23 04 2009

Here are my latest completed pair of socks, they are Spring Forward socks and are knitted in Malabrigo sock yarn in Indecitia colourway. I pretty much followed the pattern, it is well written and easy to follow but I did use 2.75mm needles (the pattern calls for 2.25mm) to compensate for my wide feet 😀

I really enjoyed knitting these socks the yarn was beautiful to knit, so soft and pretty, the pattern was very intuitive and the chart was very easy to memorise.

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Just an Afterthought…

11 04 2009

Here are the latest socks off the needles, they are based on the BlueBells socks from the book 101 Designer One Skien Wonders. They are knitted in the Zauberball from Schoppel Wolle, a beautiful singles, wool nylon mix, the colours of which are stunning 😀

I did make an amendment to the pattern, however. I wanted to try an afterthought heel and thought these socks would be a perfect pair to try it on. I knitted the socks up to the heel and then used a provisional yarn to knit the stitches that would be the heel stitches, then just carried on until the sock was completed.

I then picked up the stitches that where knitted with the provisional yarn, the picture show it more clearly, the first picture is of the provisional line still inplace and the second is when I had removed it:

You basically then just knit a toe! I picked up a couple of extra stitches in between the live stitches and then just decreased as you would in a toe, until I had 18 stitches left on the needles which where then grafted together and the result:

It worked well and I like the look and fit of the heel but I am not sure it is my favourite heel. I like the sense of accomplishment on a sock when you graft the toe and didn’t get that on these as I still had to finish the heel, however, it was something that I wanted to try and I am happy with the results 😀