Wednesday, February 15, 2012
After waffling for a few days about which sock pattern to choose and what yarn to use, I've made a start on New England socks for my Year of Projects. It's a lacy sock with a central diamond motif down the leg and instep.
After looking at other Raveler's projects I concluded that a solid colour was best to show off the delicate lace pattern. But after looking through my stashed yarn I didn't find one that I liked. In fact I nearly cast on this sock in a creamy white - it would have been fine but a bit boring, right? Instead I decided to give it a go with this "peeps" colourway from Wandering Cat Yarns convinced I'd be ripping it out after an inch or two.
I will be ripping out but not because the yarn colourway is too busy for the pattern. It's knitting up beautifully, isn't it? Nope, I'm ripping out because I've misread the chart for the second time! The first time (shown above) I got ahead of myself without referring to the chart and finished the diamond pattern without realizing the next diamond should overlap. The second time (not shown) I followed the chart carefully but I missed the fact that Chart Two is not a separate chart but a continuation of the first chart on a separate page. Two steps forward, one step back!
All this ripping out is really putting a damper on my progress. Hopefully the other crafters at Tami's Amis are having a more successful week! Please consider checking out some of the links!