October 29, 2007

Chevron Socks

Busy week and not much time for knitting. I made some progress on the Anthropologie Capelet, but I've had to rip out a row here and there because the stitch markers occasionally slip over the YOs. It helps to keep track of increases--if I know how many stitches are supposed to be in a section, I can tell if the marker has moved. I also finished the pair of socks for my niece started way back in June. She picked out the yarn--green is her favorite color--and I gave them to her for her bday last weekend.

Pattern deets: Chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks, knit on 2.5 mm DPNs, in Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in "Fern"

Confession: halfway through sock no. 2, I noticed that it was a little narrower than sock no. 1. And what I finally figured out was that I had accidentally used 2.5 mm DPNs on sock 1 and 2.25 mm DPNs on sock 2. Duh. (Oh, Knit Picks nickle-plated DPNs , I love you, but I wish you came with sizes tatooed on your shiny selves!) So I frogged sock #2, and started over. Along the way I was fairly crabby about the splitty-ness of the yarn. But as the socks began to take shape and I figured out how to catch/fix the splits, I grew fonder of the yarn, and I will definitely try it again for socks. Making the forethought heel for this project also added to my heel repertoire. Always a good thing.


Anonymous said...

I love how varied the texturing is on this pair. Lucky niece! How's the leash-bound hound? cmr

laura said...

happy new year!
i'm laura, editor for the Crystal Palace yarns blog socks&more
and would love to post some of your pics and of course link back to you!
there's not only these chevron socks with the fern panda cotton, but your nice wristers with cpy ARAN, and i bet more if you help me find pics
do say yes!
blessings, :L
ps we have an ongoing contest for our new panda silk ending tomorrow night, and then another for month of january