July 16, 2008

Summer Sliding and This End Up

71308dI've decided to just skip the vacation photos and get on with posting the rest of the socks. These sock patterns are popping up in my brain faster than I can knit or write out the patterns. I am taking a lot of notes with each sock. The hard part about writing the pattern is figuring the charts and numbers for the sizes that I'm not knitting.

After knitting Magic Mirror, I still have zig-zags on the brain. A lot of sock patterns just have small chart that you repeat until the sock is your size. Right now, I'm interested in patterns where the stitching moves and the charts barely repeat on the sock. This results in large charts, but I like large charts.

71308cThis sock has a smaller zig-zag on it than Magic Mirror. I also wanted one side of it to be more solid than the other. You can wear these socks with either side facing out. I like it with the open areas on the outside parts of the leg. I'm calling this one Summer Sliding. It could be slides at a playground or at a water park.

I did do the gusset heel on these socks again. I changed the way the increases and wraps/turns are done. They came out nearly invisible! I was pretty excited about that. Dwight just looked at me funny when I was showing it to him. ;-) He probably looks at me funny a lot when I'm talking about knitting.

Pair #10 for the 52 Pair Plunge II
Pattern: Summer Sliding (my own)
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% sockenwolle in Frosch (90gms used)
Needle: size 0 (2mm) Knit Picks Classic Circular
Method: magic loop, 2 at once, toe up with a Turkish cast-on, gusset heel
Start: July 11, 2008
Finish: July 13, 2008


71608aThis is the sock that I just finished today. This was an easier knit and the chart was easy to memorize too. The frustrating part was trying to photograph the sock. There was something about my camera, the sun, and bright red color of the yarn. This is one of the better photos.

I'm calling this sock This End Up after those arrows you see on boxes showing you which way to stack them.

Pair #11 for the 52 Pair Plunge II
Pattern: This End Up (my own and will be written up later)
Yarn: All Things Heather in Maraschino (70 gms used)
Needle: size 0 (2mm) Knit Picks Classic Circular
Method: magic loop, 2 at a time, toe-up using a Turkish cast-on, short row heel
Start: July 14, 2008
Finish: July 16, 2008

If you look over on the right, I've added my Hidden Hearts pattern. I've also changed the Magic Mirror pattern. It's a new pdf and this one has three different sizes. The small and large sizes have not been test knitted, but I did go over the numbers a few times. I also tried to get the charts clearer in the pdf while keeping the file size down.


Stephanie said...

Your Pair#10 looks really cool. I love that it has zigzags AND different patterns on both sides of the zigzag. More visual interest. Is there any chance you'll write up that pattern as well? I would love it.

Anonymous said...

I love the green ones as green is my favorite color. I am reminded of a movie, Ace Ventura, when he says, "Obsess much?". The designs just seem to flow from you. You are doing a wonderful job.

Fee said...

The summer sliding socks are really great. That's a pattern i would like to knit, too.
Greetings from Germany


knitty, witty, woo said...

Wow,your socks are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I too love the green slide socks. I found them pictured on Ravelry and was disappointed that there wasn't a pattern :( So, I ended up here on your blog. Now I have hope that you are writing it up :)


Anonymous said...

Found your blog through your beautiful socks which I spotted on Ravelry! I'll join the list of people who very much hope you'll be writing this one up :)
The yarn is gorgeous too and it really shows off your lovely design.