Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day with your families and loved ones <3
Even with everything which is going on in the world, there is so much to be thankful for ...
I hope that you will have some time to knit. Here is my finished featured project of the week:
Elementary Watson Socks; for the free pattern on ravelry by Sherry Menton click here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elementary-watson-socks
These socks are knitted toe-up with a Fleegler Heel construction.
I knitted them two-at-the time. First I wound up one skein of the beautiful Anzula Squishy in the color "toffee" (don't you love it when the colors have such yummy names?!) Then I divided the skein into two with the help of my trusty digital scale.
Before I started
- I thought that I may want to mirror the cables, but did not because later when the leg has cables all around it looks better to have them all go one direction.
- I decided to use knitpurlhunters method of doing cables without a cable needle.
Ready, set go:
I used re-inforcing yarn in the toes (and later for the heels). Working the beginning few rows was a little tricky; doing Judy's magic cast-on double stranded twice...but soon enough the toes had grown to a more manageable size:
Next I had to figure out when to start on the gussets. To stay in the pattern one had to do it after completing a pattern repeat. Each pattern repeat is about 1" in length and approximately 4" before the heel turn. I took the designer's advise and put in a lifeline in case I needed more or less length for the foot.
After completing the gussets and heel, it was time for Tony to try them on. I refer to this as Tony's "Cinderella Moment".
I was SOOO happy that it fit!!! Now it was just a matter of having the other sock catch up in length and they could get re-united again to be worked at the same time for the remaining knitting (namely the leg).
I had just enough yarn to do five pattern repeats around the leg and then start the ribbing.
I modified the ribbing slightly by switching the stitches in the row below (basically cabling) so I always had a purl on top of a purl...
I used Jenny's stretchy bind off and voila, another pair of socks finished.
|This is how much yarn I had left!|
|348 cables and done!|