Tuesday, February 2, 2010

a start

On the bus and train yesterday I made a good start on my Shur'tugal sock. The cuff is done and a few pattern repeats of the leg have been worked. Enough to see that the yarn's variegation is obscuring the pattern, but not hopelessly so. And enough to remind me why I like this yarn so much. I can't help myself - it knits up like fudge ripple ice cream. Mmmmm.

As for the pattern, it's quite simple and effective. An 8 stitch pattern worked across 12 rows, with twisted stitches creating the diamond pattern. There are even two plain knit rounds included in those 12 rounds. A quick glance at the chart at the beginning of each round is all that's needed. All of which makes it good pattern for distracted knitting or knitting on the go.