Sunday, December 2, 2007

Uptown Boot Socks

Pattern: Uptown Boot Sock by Jennifer Appleby in Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave and the Winter 2003 issue of Interweave Knits

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill supersock, 100% merino in "Slate"

Needles: S.B. dpns size2
Cast on first sock: Nov9
Cast off second sock: Nov30

Wow, a cable all over sock. That was much more work than I thought it was going to be. The second sock took me three days to knit. I took a hiatis between socks to whip up half a dozen mini-socks. Surprisingly, I learned a lot from those mini-socks. I realized that I was doing the SSK wrong. Yes, fundamental error. I was being lazy and just "k2tog-through back loop". So the ssk is finally right, now comes the lesson of the "kitchener stitch". I was seriously overtightening the stitches AND on the purl-through stitch, I was purling through the back loop and not the front loop. After these two realizations, I now have a kitchener stitch that you can't see. Just look at the beautiful job in the photo below. So exciting! Whoo-hoo for me!

3 comments:

Karen said...

Those socks are so beautiful . . . and how cool that they helped brush up your technique too. They look perfect!

Connor said...

Beautiful cabley socks! and your kitchener looks perfect!

Pat said...

Ooops - it was set on Connor (my son's) account somehow....it's me, Pat!