Friday, February 18, 2011

stranded


Stranded colourwork, that is. That's what I planned for my train - subway - bus trip today. And I must confess to some trepidation about how well it would turn out, but it's turned out just fine. I was able to sort out where I'd left off on the chart and it seems I can start and finish two rounds between each train stop and one round for each subway station. All good.

I'll admit I had my doubts about continuing with these socks. They're not really my style. With all the stranding they're too thick and warm to be worn in shoes. And they're tight across the ankles, but I haven't the faintest idea about how to address that with all this patterning and an afterthought heel.

But then I thought, what the heck; I've come this far, why not finish them? They've been instructional and I really think I'm getting a better handle on stranded colourwork knitting thanks to this pattern. That's a good thing, especially as this sweater is my someday when I'm really good at this I'm going to knit this project.

3 comments:

Dee said...

You can always gift them to someone with smaller feet. LOL Think how impressed they would be with your mad knitting skilz!

One pair of Hands said...

They're gorgeous. The stranding does make them thicker which, I think, was the idea in the cold areas where the colourwork originated. Some knitters like to use a thicker needle for the more intricate patterns, which the knitting a bit looser. I just plough on and hope for the best.

Louise said...

I love colour work so I think your socks are great. The sweater - wow that would be a huge under taking!