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Monday, June 19, 2006

Do you feel lucky?

Here is the leg to the second cuff and you have to ask yourself one question - will the heel flap work its magic for the second sock or was that a one time only thing?

You can see the general squinkiness of this stitch pattern as it sits there in all its bumpy glory. I can't help but wonder if working a garter ridge at the top of the cuff instead of the ribbing might allow the sock to fall into the points and valleys that the stitch pattern makes and take out some of the preblocking squinkiness. Has anyone tried this? Did it work? Did the universe come crashing down around you? Is there any reason I shouldn't try this? Let me know, and by the way - the word of the day is Squinkiness - please try to use it correctly in a sentence.


Blogger Aurora said...

When my daughter was one, she was at the peak of her squinkiness.

She also did something we called "the squinky dance.

10:57 PM  
Blogger KarenK said...

Hi Melanie -- I used a picot edging at the top of my Jaywalkers instead of the ribbing -- I think the garter ridge should work too. It's not like you need a ribbing to hold the socks up anyway, since the pattern stitch creates a fairly firm fabric on its own, without any squinkiness...

11:47 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I love the pattern but I did not like the cuff. Mine stands out just a little and was too loose. I thought I would try something different for the cuff next time. A garter stitch edge sounds like a good idea.


7:17 AM  
Anonymous Rachael H said...

I was also going to suggest a picot edging. The designer has a Jaywalker gallery on her website, and I've seen it on several pairs, and I think it looks nice on the socks.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Teri S. said...

I accidentally used a k1, p1 rib instead of the k2, p2 in the pattern and the sock seems to fall into the points and valleys nicely. However, the cuff does scrunch down a bit when the sock is actually on the leg. I also knit the sock on size 0 DPNs and worked the larger size. It seems to fit, but the jury will be out until the sock is finished.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Liz C. said...

Yes Melanie, I made these socks with both a picot edge, which did flare a bit and a garter stitch edge, sort of. What I did was use the long tail cast on, and purled two rows, then knit one row and proceeded to the pattern. This gives a nice rolled finish and the zigs zag nicely. Beautiful job on your jaywalkers!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Hi Melanie,
Check out my blog for photos of the Soleil tee that you inspired me to do :) Let me know what you think!

5:36 AM  

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