Sunday, July 3, 2011

So I needed another simple sock pattern...

My mind is still deep in the magic of electrical wiring; but if I cease knitting, bad things happen. So I'm keeping it as simple as I can without going stockinette or basic rib. I've knit at least three pairs of socks in the same pattern for the same (awesome) person, and it is time for a change.

Yarn: Jojoland Melody Superwash (color #20)
Needles: 2.25mm, US size 1

This pattern looks so familiar. I suppose if you've been looking at knitted things for over a decade, things are bound to start melting together. It reminds me of Spring Forward, except the yarn overs and decreases are more shifty. If the basic lace pattern is anywhere, it's bound to be from Barbara Walker. It's almost like her Ribbon Lace Stitch. Hmm...

The chart is soooooooo simple, it must have been done before.

p.s. I've been knitting into the back of the yarn overs because I just can't stand the idea of knitting a sock that intentionally has holes in it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Not Traditional Love

I just finished my first pair of handspun socks for me!

And I'm in love with them.

Crazy heel over toe love.

Crown Mountain Farms Corriedale Pencil Roving
Spun into a three ply fingering weight
And knit on a 2.5mm needle
The pattern is my Ribby Switch Sock

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Great Blue Aran

Most sweaters that I've knit have been just for keeping warm. Finally, I have a sweater that warms me and makes me smile all day. It fits me the way I wish every sweater would. The center cable pattern is one I made up; which is now the Brieanna Cowl Pattern. Then I added the Shedir Cable and the Rapunzel Braid from Barbara Walker's Red Book. A two week fling with this wonderful wool, and it was done! My love, my great blue aran.