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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Second Sock, Continued

I've been working on the second sock for Mickael. I finished up the leg last night and its ready to have a heel. Vanessa commented on the leg shaping last time I babbled about these socks and guess what Vanessa? There is no leg shaping! The stitch count stays the same all the way down the leg of the sock. I think the thing that is making the top part of the sock look larger is the Vikkel Braid that Nancy Bush used to frame the knit and purl section of the sock. (These are the Spey Valley socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road book.) It doesn't show up really well in the photo - and to be perfectly honest, it doesn't show up really well in the actual sock, but there is a row of stitches at the top and bottom of the wide section that actually go around the sock horizontally. The really cool part is that they are worked as I knit down the sock - there's no real change of direction as I'm knitting, there's just this special twisted stitch thing from Estonia. I will have to knit myself a pair of these socks, but I'll use a different yarn so maybe the Vikkel Braid will show up!


Anonymous Pat said...

Love your Melanie's Twist pattern for socks. Do you have a more detailed pattern, specifically what type of inc 1 and/or dec you used to get the change in the direction of the angles in the pattern? Great work you do!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Interesting Melanie,
It does look like there is shaping - I think the way it is being done is very cool. Thanks for sharing.
BTW - Enjoying the Stole 2 - tremendously - very creative

10:06 PM  
Blogger gumbee said...

My mom just started teaching me how to knit. I'm still trying to learn how to cast on. But boy would I sure like to know how to knit socks for my husband! I think he'd really like that.

11:06 AM  

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