Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
The 'socknitters' challenge for May on Rav. is cables, travelling stitches and a lot more. I choose this one because I have always loved this pattern and it has been on my (mental) to do list...forever:-
Pattern:- Austrian Socks by Candace Eisner Strick, from "Favorite Socks."(I love all her designs.)
Yarn:-Patons Kroy 4ply; colour "Whitecap."
Needles:-Sz#3 for the 9st I-cord cuff and sz#2 for the remainder of the sock!
The 9st I-cord cuff was a challenge for me....it was worked like a cord and then joined using the 'Kitchener' stitch. I'm not sure if I liked the join...maybe a 3 needle bind off would have given nicer results...may try on sox#2!!! Then you pick up 72sts around the cuff band edge...um..interesting.
This pattern is not as difficult as it looks, but does require a fair amoount of concentration.
I know I could have done a Cookie sox..and one of these days I will.
I did do the wrist bands for the grandkids and my SIL will take a pic of the boys wearing them...one of these days!! (Busy people with busy lives!) I did post a 'scary' pic on Rav., teehee!!