Thursday, November 03, 2005

Look At This

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Here it is. The sock I've been knitting this week. It's Evelyn A. Clark's Go With The Flow Socks. I'm using the recommended yarn, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids and the recommended needles, size US1. Of course, I didn't check the gauge ahead of time. It seems pretty close, but the row gauge is off some. It takes fewer rows to get the length so I've just been knitting to the stated length instead of the number of rows called for. That was fine until I came to the heel flap, then I realized I would need to knit all the rows so I could pick up the right number of stitches later. So, the heel flap may be too long and I don't know how that will effect the fit. There was probably a way to work it out, but I don't have enough experience knitting socks to tackle that one yet. So, the doubts are going through my mind with every stitch...Will it fit? Will I have enough yarn? Why didn't I make the leg shorter?...But, isn't that the way it is with all new patterns? It's still a fun sock to knit and in the end I think it will all work out. Here's a close up of the cuff and the lace pattern (which will show up better when worn).
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9 comments:

  1. it is absolutely beautiful! you have great taste in patterns! i also love the magic stipes socks you did.... 3 balls for 12 dollars? man did you score or what!

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  2. I really like those socks! The color is just beautiful, and the ruffle at the top is so cute! Can't wait to see them finished.

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  3. Quite lovely. I like ALL of the socks you've been making lately. The go with the flow pattern is really appealing.

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  4. Love the socks. And the color is really pretty. You could slip the stitches on to scrap yarn and try it on if you are really worried about the fit. I'm sure it will work out fine.

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  5. Love it, love it, love it! Great pattern. If you feel brave, you can slip your stitches onto a cable needle (with markers) and try on the sock and see how the heel fits. Just a thought......

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  6. I'm working on these socks too and am at the same point in the first sock. Yours look great. The leg won't seem that long once it's on, this lace pattern stretches out a lot. I wouldn't worry too much about the heel from what I can see, try it on and it'll probably be fine.
    Take Care!

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  7. Oh it looks fantastic! Does that yarn have any nylon in it or anything? I should have done mine in something with some stretchiness to it!

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  8. So pretty. What a neat stitch pattern. You must be a really fast knitter. I cannot believe how quickly you got half a sock done. Your gorgeous shawl also seemed to fly by. I need to take some speed knitting classes. lol!

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~Tracy