Saturday, July 17, 2010
My first Caspian Sea sock is done. Now that's colourwork! The cuff is finished with a twined edging - very easy to do, and quite a nice effect. The afterthought heel works well enough but the sock is tight over my ankle and arch. Usually when I work heel flaps I make them a bit longer to accommodate, but I don't know how to rectify this with a sock like this.
It's my first attempt at something like this, and it's certainly not perfect. For starters, I mistakenly made the small dots around the cuff red instead of green and yellow as they were meant to be. And remember when I mentioned adding a few rounds to the foot to make it longer? What I didn't realize was that the heel pattern picks up where the foot pattern leaves off. On the bottom of my heel there's a jog in the colourwork pattern. As well, I think that I need more practice getting the tension and length of the colour floats right. Some parts of my sock, particularly around the cuff, aren't as smooth as I'd like. But considering my inexperience, I'm pretty happy with the result. I wonder whether the second sock will be noticeably better?