Saturday, January 27, 2007

Cedar Point

The cedar socks are complete! I started these a few days before Christmas. The first one took me three weeks to complete (I got sidetracked by the baby blanket) and the second one took me one week. Ah, the vagaries of sock knitting.

I think I did my best job ever in picking up and knitting stitches from the edge of a heel flap. It just clicked for me visually this time. And I'll definitely use Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn again. It was my second time knitting with it, and I love it. Such tiny little smooth stitches. I'm going to love these socks.

I'm really happy with this stitch pattern. It's a 3x3 rib, slipping the center stitch in the knits and the purls on every other row. It makes it all quite snug -- a plus for people like me who have issues with saggy socks. The picture on the right shows the exact same sock pattern with the same slip-stitch ribbing, only on a more shapely leg -- and knit by another knitter. One of the advantages of this ribbing pattern is that it tends to negate pooling. I'm not exactly sure how, but notice the pooling evident in the large tan part at the top of the cuff? It doesn't exist in the leg of the sock. Pretty cool.

1 comment:

  1. These look GREAT! I'm becoming more and more interested in solid or semi-solid yarns that show off stitch patterns. Though my stash would suggest otherwise...