Monday, October 30, 2006

New Sock

Latest sock-on-the-needles is this half-mock rib, half-skinny cables sock. Wool is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Periwinkle. Needles: Addi Turbos 2mm. Much as I love my Addis, pointier needles would be welcome for working these tiny cables.

Sock shaping is borrowed from
You're Putting Me On. The stitch pattern on the foot is a slip stitch, the same one I use for the heel flap. The cabled bit is a three-stitch wide ribbed cable, worked by dropping the first stitch off the left needle, picking up the next two on the right needle as if to work a K2tog, then quickly scooping up the dropped stitch with the left needle before it disappears in one long horrifying ladder (this is where a pointier needle would come in handy). The two stitches on the right needle are then transferred back to the left needle and the three stitches worked as they present themselves, K1, P1, K1. (I'm sure I just "unvented" a stitch pattern that's in half a dozen books. )

Here's the view out my kitchen window today.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb "Somerset" on 5mm needles, front and back views. I don't care for how this looks at all, so I took the photos for posterity, then ripped it out. I need to find a stitch pattern for this yarn that doesn't make it look like candy stripes.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Here he is, keeping my chair warm for me.