Monday, July 21, 2014

WIPs: Works in Progress

I most enjoy sock knitting at the moment. Actual socks to wear more than Christmas stockings. So I have 4 different socks on the needles at the moment, as well as Christmas stockings. 


In the top left hand corner I have a pair of "Frankensocks", that's going to be a pair of socks that will look like two different socks have been stitched together (unnaturally). There's a very obvious seem indicated by a fair isle. I'm sure they'll look great, but they're turning out very small. Next time I'll use bigger needles.

Then there's the Christmas stocking in the middle, very nice colours. It's going to be a set of 4. 

The purple sock has a easy knit and purl pattern, it's 6ply yarn and I'm only knitting with 12 stitches per needle. 

Next to it is a vanilla sock, no special pattern, for when I don't want to concentrate.

And at the bottom is possibly my next masterpiece. A whale/ shark pair of socks. The top part is knitted in double knitting, then there's a wavy pattern with contrasting blues. The cast on was extremely! awkward, but it was all easier after it and well worth the trouble. I'm hoping to get the pattern written as I knit the second sock. Then I'm going to model the socks for photographs which is always fun and I get to keep them for myself... 





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