This may be the only socks I finish during my Summer of Socks but at least I have 3 more cast on and in progress...
I've talked here before about how I don't like following patterns for socks. It is a portable project that I prefer to not have much thinking involved so I can use sock projects as social knitting time. But I also want the socks to be interesting and not just stockinette or ribbing. I really like the Vanilla Latte pattern but with this tonal yarn I wanted a little more design going on.
So here is what I did:
- Every 9th row (or so I just eyeballed it) when the pattern called for a knit and purl row, I did a row of purl stitches to make that square plaidish look.
- When I got to the foot I had three columns of squares still going down the foot. About 4 inches from the end I stopped doing a purl row on one column. Then I knit another repeat of the 9 row square ending with a purl row and then stopped knitting a purl row in that column. One more repeat ending with a purl row in the last column and then ended the purl rows. So the last 2 inches of the foot are just straight stockinette. On the second foot I alternated the columns that I ended the purls rows with first so that the socks were not identical but mirror images. It makes the pattern a little more exciting but didn't require much thinking.
So now look at the left big toe on the last picture. See that row of ladders that look like a dropped stitch but isn't? Why does that happen? What am I doing as I decrease for my toes that causes those gaps on the stitches? It is annoying and I can't figure out why it is happening. Any suggestions?
I gave these socks to my sister, Michelle, the crazy photo bomber from my last post and the foot model here, for her birthday. It is challenging to give away something that took weeks to make. But I purchased the yarn with her in mind 2 years ago so I wanted to stick with that. You better wear them Michelle!! :)
Labels: Finished Objects, socks