I needed some mostly-mindless TV knitting and this fit the bill.
And, finally, a very old UFO.
According to my Rav project page, I started this in May 2011. Twenty eleven!!! All I had to do was the ribbing on one armhole, the front bands and sew the pockets closed. sigh. At least I’m actually working on it now!
The yarn is all my dad’s fault. And the fault of some of my Facebook friends for posting about this fabulous NEON!!!! yarn from Regia. The pattern is very straightforward and wonderfully uncomplicated. The fit appears good (but no modelled shots, sorry) and the irregular rib pattern made for a semi-mindless project. All-in-all, I’m very pleased with the whole thing!
I *love* this song by British singer/rapper/songwriter/poet/novelist Kate Tempest (hey, leave some talent for the rest of us to mop up, Kate!). It’s a good job I like it because they play it a lot on BBC 6Music (the place where I first heard the track).
Here’s a quick peak at a new sock design I’m working on (for release in November, if all goes well).
It’s stranded colourwork, designed for women and/or men, and will be fully charted.
Ooooohhhh….. can you stand the excitement? Oh, you can? Carry on then!
Handspun Corriedale wool [part of the Wooly Wonka Fiber 2011 Wine Club] (approx. sport weight). Spun on Bliss TT wheel. Singles: s-twist. Plying: Z-twist Navajo-plied. Worsted short-draw. High twist. Approx. 200 m(?) used. I spun the fibre as I found it; no pre-drafting or splitting to manage the colour.
Two 2.75 mm circular needles, 60 cm long for “two circulars” technique.
Dates: 27th Sept – 2nd Oct 2014
Size: To fit 8.5″ circ foot, UK shoe size 6.5
Notes & Mods:
This is my favourite sock pattern for sport-weight yarns. I love the way the heel fits and I can (almost) make it with my eyes closed!
I went with a very simple K1/P1 rib to give maximum comfort in-boot.
You may notice that I’ve shown these with purl-side-out. This is because it’s how I wear the majority of my socks. I have precious snowflake angel soles.
The cuff is pretty short, but I don’t like a tall sock for walking/working boots.
I made the sock using the inside strand from a centre pull ball but did the heel turn/flap (it’s not really a flap) with the outside strand of yarn. This is partly to preserve the colour sequence but also future-proofing against needing to replace/repair the back heel.
The Corriedale is not next-to-the-skin soft, but I’m hoping it will do okay for a hard-wearing outer sock.
My “pattern” if anyone is interested:
JMCO: 8 sts per needle
Inc EOR to 48 sts (inc = kf/b)
4 rnds st st (inc 1 st centre instep sts last rnd)
1/1 rib, beg w/ p1.
50 rnds to gusset incs
Inc to 44 sts on sole ndl (70 rnds in foot).
Finish heel w/ outside strand. K one half rnd. Break yarn.
K same half rnd again with inside strand.
Work 4 rnds, k back leg sts & 1/1 rib front sts.
On 5th rnd, inc 1 st centre back sts.
40 rnds in leg (all 1/1 rib).