Sunday, August 21, 2022

Year of Projects 12: Week 8


That's the first sock done; the second sock is underway. What a lovely sock! Did I mention how much I'm enjoying this pattern? I just adore that column of stitches - it's cleverly made by pulling stitches over each other so there's no cabling and it's very quick and easy to work.

Someone familiar with the pattern might detect the mistake I made. The tile pattern is meant to start and finish with a contrast colour round. I guess I was in such a hurry to dive into the colour work that I wasn't paying close enough attention. I only realized at the end of the tile pattern when the pattern called for a round knitted in contrast colour, but once I was that far, I decided to leave it as is and omit that contrast colour round at both top and bottom of the tile pattern. And you know, it might have been even nicer with those contrast colour rows to frame the colourwork, but it's water under the bridge now.

I'm sure you've realized that I'm generally in favour of lengthening sock legs until they are at least as long as the foot, if not a touch longer. I just think the sock looks better proportioned that way. But in this case I didn't want to do anything to move that tile pattern up the leg. It's not stretchy enough to move up onto the wider part of my calf. I settled for making the ribbed cuff about 25% longer than directed. I think it balances nicely with the length of the colourwork below.

It looks like I will have time to finish this pair before the Musselburgh KAL gets underway on September 1st. Happy crafting everyone! If you'd like to join our Year of Projects group, look for us here on Ravelry.


MaureenHD said...

That is a really cute pattern. I especially love the pattern at the toes. Thanks for sharing.

Leftycrafter said...

That is a very cute pattern. What a great way to make 'cables'. You make so many pairs of socks. Are they all for you? How many pairs of handmade socks do you have? said...

That sock is stunning! I have never see anything like! I might have to give that pattern a go. You did a beautiful job knitting it.

HighlandHeffalump said...

That's a very pretty sock and we wouldn't know there was a mistake. The aubergine colour is gorgeous.

Dee said...

Your sock turned out beautifully. I love that "cable" down the leg.