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Monday, May 01, 2006

feels like spring

socks! love love love this color of koigu- p100l (i think, the writing on the tag is hard to read).
i was being such a good girl at madrona, til the last day when linda's knitnstitch had a buy 4 get 1 free deal on koigu. gah, who could resist?

these socks started off as a toe up version of evelyn clark's go with the flow socks, interweave knits summer 2005. but after i'd gotten about halfway up the foot, i kept looking at the lace, then looking at the plain stockinette sole, and i liked the plain stockinette side better.

so frog back to the toe, and start over with just plain old vanilla knit knit knit. so soothing.
i got to knit on the train home. deliscious, yummy koigu, sleepless in seattle and urban cowboy playing on my laptop, who could ask for more?

decided to try the picot edge, very nice, then to cast off, used a kitchener to cast off the live stitches to the reverse stockinette of the sock innards. word to the wise- you must do the kitchener on the top live stitches as a stockinette stitch, and the kitchener on the reverse stockinette stitches as a purl, otherwise you will have to rip the kitchener out and have to start over......
also, kitchener the live stitches to one row lower on the main sock body. iow, if you have 8 rows of knitting after the picot row, kichener the live stitches to the 9th row down on the main cuff, the picot will lay perfectly flat, also to avoid more frogging......


Blogger DeeAnn said...

Ahhhh spring, it is wonderful! Isn't it funny how sometimes it's the simplest stitch pattern that hypnotises you watching the colors go round? The picot edges are cute!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Very cute socks. A nice souvenir of Madrona. :)

12:02 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

How pretty!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay, i give. a toe up sock with a decent heel. what pattern are you using?

11:57 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Ahhh! Koigo on the tootsies, nothing could be finer. It's a treat to do stockinette with a beautiful yarn.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

What a great color and I love the picot edge. Very, very nice. I'll have to try a toe-up sock sometime.

7:04 PM  

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