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Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Ruffled Pink Sock

Remember the pink yarn that Ramius modeled for us on Monday? It's becoming a sock! I decided that since it was so unapologetically pink, I would make the socks unapologetically girly. These are ruffled edge socks with a turn down cuff. You cast on twice as many stitches as you actually need to knit your sock and then purl for a few rows (you actually begin by working the sock wrong side out since there is a turn down cuff) until your ruffle is wide enough. Then you K2Tog all the way around. Start your ribbing on the next round and knit as established until its about the length you want for your turn down. Then K the next round for a turning round (this is the last round you actually work wrong side out). From here on, you're knitting your sock right side out and if you really want your ribbing to mesh smoothly, reverse it: if you worked the turn down as K2, P2, then after the turning round work the cuff as P2, K2. This way, when you fold the top over the cuff, the ribbing will "lock" together and sit still for you. This is also a great trick for turn back cuffs and brims on ribbed hats. At this point the ruffle is rolling a bit on the edges since its worked in stockinette but I really like the way it looks - it reminds me of anemones or mushrooms or something. I'm very excited about the way the yarn is looking. It has an ombre look as it shades from one pink to another - YEAH PINK SOCK!



Blogger Connie Peterson said...

WOW!! Your speed for spinning AND knitting amazes me!!! I am a medium speed spinner but a slow knitter!!

Beautiful sock! I can see my feminine daughter wearing some of those so I'm going to send her your page so she can see if she wants to try.


10:30 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Oooh, how beautiful! And thanks for the tips on interlocking the ribs -- really smart!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girly girl has been begging me for some socks-This will be just the thing! Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration!


7:10 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I love the pink ruffly sock. It is soooo pink.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Now that is a girly-girl sock if I ever saw one! It looks great!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

How positively divine!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Scrapbookmomof3 said...

LOVE that color!!!! SO pretty!

4:10 PM  

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