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November 08, 2009

HazelKnitsSockClub Oct2009

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October's yarn from Hazel Knits. Love these colors but will I knit socks or something else with these? I know many people are looking for non-sock patterns for 1 skein of sock yarn. I'm going to keep looking until I find something that will work. Right now I am knitting a Lace Ribbon Scarf out of sundara Sport Silk and while the yarn and pattern are lovely (so soft) it feels like it is taking forever and I am only 200 yds into it (out of 400). I plan on knitting the majority of the yardage in a wide lux scarf and the remainder into a skinny skinny scarf.

October 31, 2009

Socktober 2009

This year for socktober I made one pair of socks out of leftover Trekking XXL. I used the majority of this yarn in 2006 . I loved they way the yarn looks and even though I have a lot of sock yarn lined up I decided to use the remaining 50 g for a simple pair of toe up two at a time 2x2 rib hourglass heel socks on size 1 Addies. Since there was so little yarn there is only a small cuff. They don't match at all but nobody sees these in my clogs.

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August 08, 2009

Denim Diagonal Rib Socks

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I'm using Hazel Knits Denim for Interweave Knits diagonal rib socks. I modified the pattern to do toe up two at a time on one circular (size 1) with hour glass heels. I am about 5 inches up the leg and want to use most of the yarn.

 Here's a link to a really neat contest for a felt cake.

 

June 02, 2009

Modified Gentleman's Sock

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Gentleman's sock highly modified from Vintage Socks.

The changes were: a) decrease # rows in the repeats to scale to a smaller sock b) continue pattern on heel flap c) cast on 60 stitches d) no shaping.

Yarn: Sundara Sock Evergreen over Lime

Needles: Size 0 addie Turbos

This colorway of Sundara sock yarn pooled terribly in many of the socks I started. This stitch pattern and no of stitches gave the best result.

 

April 11, 2009

Crazy Socks

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these socks are perfect for easter. I made most of these socks on vacation. Easy and very comfy. Here is my procedure:

3x1 Ribbed Socks: used toe up cast on using this tutorial: Turkish cast on from Yarnivorous
kfb at the sides of each round for 6 rounds then increases at the sides of each round every other row until i had 64 stitches.
Knit until two inches before heel then do hourglass heel (I use better than baby booties for the instructions from interweave knits).
Legs are knit in K3P1 until almost no more yarn was left.
Cast off using grumperina method.

Yarn
Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color 6-ply / 6-fädig
2 skeins = 272.0 yards (248.7m)
Colorway 5404
Needle
US 0

February 16, 2009

Chocolate HedgeRows

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This sock pattern was fantastic, as was the Hazel Knits sock yarn. I made the heel flap a little long and that caused some pooling around the ankle joint. I like the way the pattern continues on the heel and how stretchy the fabric is. I used a 40 ' size 1 addi turbo needle.

My next projects are:

Chevron Scarf from Crazy color sock yarn

Murmur sweater in Rowan Biggy Print (can't find a link for this)

Farm themed Bag for son's wooden farm animal toys (something similar to this)

January 24, 2009

All my Socks...so far

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It looks like a bunch of laundry, but these this is my collections of all the socks I have knitted so far. they are all in good shape except the second pair I knitted, the ones with the blue stripes. The hourglass heel on those is sorta coming undone. Can you tell I like green, brown and black?

December 08, 2008

Black over Violet

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These socks fit wonderfully. Soft and cushy and so warm good for the office which is often very cold. These were started Aug 23, 2008 and finished Nov 11, 2008. The yarn is Sundara sock Black over violet. The Pattern is Diagonal Cross Rib from Interweave Favorite Socks. needles Aluminum Size 0. 

I have cast off and blocked the pieces for the Drops cardigan of Rowan cotton glace. The next task is to seam it all up by the end of the year.

Also started but no pics are: Fetching hand warmers in steel blue and another Clapotis in Malbrigo Silky Merino Ameroso.