My short rowing and kitchener stitch is pretty rough, but I have completed one sock, and am all excited about starting the other. This time, Posy is going to make me cast on.
This yarn, lorna's laces 302 "Jungle Stripe" has a 32" repeat: that is, the hank stretched out 32" long, and is half green (a rather variegated green, actually, though alas, my photoflood died, so I can't photograph it) and half purple. So if I wanted longer stripes, say what I get on the heel, I would need, perhaps, a 64" repeat... of the 210 yds I used all but 83 to make my sock. My feet are 9.5 inches long (or perhaps 9-3/4, depending on the ruler), and 9 inches in diameter at their largest point, which means I supposedly have small feet and wear a 4–6 size shoe. Well, I've worn 8-1/2 for years, so I think there's some wacky going on here.
Also according to this book, I should be casting on 72 stitches (or so) instead of the 60 Posy recommended, since my gauge is about 12 – 12-1/2 st/", and using size one needles instead of 2s...I refuse to worry about all these mismatches tonight, since the sock above, however ill-made, does in fact fit my foot. I'm very grateful to have someone with the experience to tell me what to do, since if I'd followed the directions in this book, I don't think I'd’ve been so lucky. And it doesn't even document the special hole-filling short-row method, which I'm beginning to suspect is an adaptation of Posy's to strengthen the seam.
I admit, I'm looking forward to a point when all this is obvious, rather than dimly perceived.
photo, file 07nov08.
After several failures, I finally successfully completed another pair of socks. Completed late 2011, photographed 28dec11, posted 21jan12.
Post about my adventures making my second pair of socks . Includes photos of my first overdyed pants as well. Originally posted 20feb09. 20feb2009
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