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!