August 28, 2007

SOS #23 - still going strong

82807aIt's another quick knitting pair of socks. This time, I used Colinette Jitterbug. Despite the reviews that I've read online about fading and knots, I bought one skein of this yarn while on vacation this summer. I liked the feel of the yarn and the small flecks of color throughout. There was one knot in the skein. Thankfully, that ended up at the bottom of the foot where it can be easily hidden. I did like the yarn and knitting with it. The yarn is very squishy and stretchy. It wasn't quite as thick as the Zen String Serendipity sport yarn as the last sock, but it is thicker than fingering. This skein was more than enough to make a good length of cuff. I'm thinking about giving this pair to my sister as it would probably pass her strict color test. ;-)

The pattern is something that I made up. Somewhere, I saw a stitch pattern that used yarn overs that were passed over knitted stitches. It looks like a slipped stitch pattern, but it's stretchier. No matter how tight I tried to knit, those little strands remain stretchy. Nice. The sock was pooling badly on the foot. I tried to combat that by adding several rows of stockinette to shift the colors around before doing the stitch pattern again. It worked on the foot, but not on the leg. Oh well.

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Bright Charcoal
Needle: size 1 (2.25mm) Knit Picks Classic Circular
Method: magic loop, two at once, Turkish cast-on, short row heel
Pattern: my own
Start: August 26, 2007
Finish: August 28, 2007

Up next, more socks. I think that I've found my sock rhythm again. I still want to cast on a lace something, but that can wait for a bit. I'm hoping that I can hold out and keep my focus on socks until September 21st.


Octopus Knits said...

What a great variety of socks you've been making -- it's fun to see them all!

Jen said...

Oooh cool! I have that colorway - I got it for my husband, but I'm worried that there isn't enough yardage in the skein for men's socks even though the shop owner didn't think it would be a problem. Did you use one skein for pair?

smelk-o-matic said...

Okay, so to you do a yarn over, knit 2 stitches, and then slip the yarn over those two stitches??