Sunday, April 29, 2007

Baby Buds

Pattern: Baby Buds by Trixie's Stix
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Solid in Petunia and some (hush - don't say a word) white dk acrylic from inherited stash.
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo's Circular
Started: April 19, 2007
Finished: April 29, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Pattern: Whitby from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Louet Gems Sport Weight 100% Merino Wool in Pewter
Needles: US 2 Addi Turbo's Circular
Started: April 20, 2007
Finished: April 25, 2007
Notes: I knit the leg 1/2" longer than recommended. Also, toe was slightly modified (not sure what I did) because I could not read pattern correctly.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Striped Betweener

Pattern: The Striped Betweener by Jaye Quadrozzi
Yarn: Sublime Extra Fine 100% Merino Wool in Red Current (shade 17), Dusted Grey (shade 18), and Girlie (shade 9)
Needles: US 4 Bamboo DPN
Started: April 16, 2007
Finished: April 21, 2007
Notes: Jogless stripes might be a misnomer in my knitting world. Yet, for my first attempt I am satisfied. I received great tips from blogging friends and will use them the next go around.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Picot-Edged Baby Socks

Pattern: Picot-Edged Baby Socks by Pattie Pierce
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette 100% Peruvian Wool in Red
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo Circular (knit on Magic Loop Method)
Gauge: 7 sts to 1" in stockinette
Started: April 10, 2007
Finished: April 11, 2007
Notes: Very quick knit. The pattern calls for a ribbon through the eyelets, yet I prefer the socks without it. So, I win. No ribbon. A word about the yarn, it knits up fairly soft. I am not jumping up and down, but am satisfied with it. If you use this yarn, know that it splits, often.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Pewter Socks

Pattern: A toe-up, with a lot of help (OK all of the chart) from Pewter Coat in the IK, Winter 2006. I loved this sweater, but knew I would never knit it. So, I used the pattern to create these socks. I can not take any credit for this great design. It all goes to Shirley Paden, who is the designer of the coat, and I feel, these socks. I just took the chart and added a toe, heel and cuff.
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss in Burgundy (70% Merino Wool, 20% Silk)
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo Circular (knit on Magic Loop Method)
Gauge: 32 St over 4" in stockinette
Started: April 1, 2007
Finished: April 6, 2007
Notes: . I have noticed several designs that start the pattern of the sock immediately after completing the toe. In this case (because of the cables) I felt it best to knit six rounds before beginning to knit the pattern. After that, I just kept going until the yarn ran out. Also, I don't like socks that start the pattern too soon after the heel is turned (rubs in my shoes). So I did not begin the chart until I had six rows of stockinette complete. I knit the cuff with a kbl (knit through the back loop) in the ribbing. In my humble opinion, this seems to make the ribbing "pop" a little more.

If Shirley reads this, I hope she realizes that she designed a great versatile pattern.