Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scylla sock update


One thing about long drives - there's plenty of time to knit. And Scylla is perfect for knitting on the go. The pattern is easily memorized, especially if you've ever made a pair of Newfie mitts. It's almost the same! The pattern uses slipped stitches and yarn wraps to break up the colour stripes in handpainted yarn. Quite a clever way to make difficult colourways shine!

More good news? It's only taken 23 grams or so to knit the foot including the heel, leaving me with about 10 grams to knit the leg. It won't be mid-calf, but it'll work out to something more than an ankle sock. Although I don't usually like knitting toe-up, I am really enjoying knitting confidently to use up every last gram. As well, the heel is very nice in this pattern and could be easily adjusted for a higher instep. Great pattern!

5 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Socks are coming along great. I could get a lot of knitting done when we drive - except lately Dave usally makes me do the driving!

Dee said...

They look great!

Regarding your comment on my blog --- the Take Five socks work up really quickly. They would be great for car riding because only one row out of five has pattern and it's easily memorized.

Frieda said...

They look absolutely fantastic . Almost makes me wish that I liked knitting socks toe up ...

One pair of Hands said...

I found a pattern for toe up socks and, inspired, am definitely going to try them. I love those darling hats a couple of posts back. I'm sure your Mum would have loved them too.

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

looks great! wish I could knit in the car....