Tuesday, September 02, 2008

finished!

i finished a sock! i finished my first stranded sock !


and it fits (bonus!)!!! i did not swatch. i just guessed. i knitted on size 2.25mm dpns (overall pattern is on 70 sts.). i figured that if i usually use this size needles for 64 sts, then with the possible stranding/tension issues, the same size needle would suffice.

of course, i think it's very pretty. but, each night after puting my needles down, i've gone to bed with a small stack of books for bedtime reading, including my _folk knitting in estonia_. it's full of stranded knitting. after knitting this sock, it makes the other designs not so intimidating.

i did cast on for the mate. i don't have enough yarn here to complete the mate, nor do i have the time. but, it's a start.


pattern review on laila's socks ....

i love that when i knit something a la nancy bush, i will be learning some new technique or method. the overall stitch pattern is quite stretchy, as the yarn never gets stranded more than 1st. the larger motifs, however, are a bit more taut, being stranded over as many as 3 or 5 sts. i am much slower knitting those sections, especially when changing needles.
the stranding is fun. it's fun to see the pattern emerge. it's not mindless knitting, but captivating knitting.

errors in pattern? i have not seen any listed for this pattern in particular. i will say that the first row the chart does not match the picture in the book. also, after the gusset, i was not on the round the pattern thought i should be. the latter could had been my oops, but i don't think so.

i have a 1st printing of this book. i cannot wait for reprints. of course, 1st printings means all the mistakes ....

4 comments:

Zarah said...

It's beautiful!

Dave said...

You guessed, you stranded, and it fits? You Rock!!

Stacey said...

Stunning. I LOVE IT! Welcome to the addictive world of stranded socks....

amandacathleen said...

gosh, those are fantastic! You are such a lucky gal too, you guessed, and it fits!! Your too good. : )