Sunday, November 29, 2009


How about another FO today? I finished this pair of socks for myself in September. The yarn is from my friend Skeindalous and it's the Drusilla colorway.

First, here's proof that there is a PAIR of socks...

I knit them top down, two at a time, Magic Loop on 2.75mm Knit Picks metal needles.

No pattern. Generic sock pattern, mock cable every other rib, every 4th row...

Notice the lovely sweeping heel and the wee stripes on the stockinette bits...

And how's this for my first Kitchener stitch? Not bad, right?

Top down socks went well. They stay up better then the toe-ups I did for Dave but I'm not giving up on toe-ups yet.

I know people have definite opinions about their knitting (what type of needles to use, what type of cast-on/bind-offs to use in different situations, etc.). I try not to make grand proclamations about knitting. I remember when I discovered Garnstudio's free patterns I proclaimed I'll never buy a book, mag, pattern ever again! Yea. Right.

I use the word "prefer". I prefer Magic Loop over DPN's . 98% of anything I knit in the round, I Magic Loop it. I prefer cable cast-on. I use cable cast-on for everything! I find it keeps me from having a too tight CO. I also prefer doing socks two at a time. But I know when I tackle something complicated (looking at you, Cookie A!), I'll do them one at a time.

Yep, I definitely try to avoid making sweeping, definitive statements about my knitting.

If only I could apply this to the rest of my life, Ruth!


Yarnhog said...

The socks look great! Really pretty colors, and I love the tiny stripes. (I really need some handknit socks. I have so many pairs of clogs, which I love, but I just don't like knitting socks.) Your kitchener stitch looks perfect, too!

Claudia said...

Love those socks! I love magic loop too. I tried two cirs the other day and it just did NOT click in my brain. I love toe up two at once please!