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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sock Two!

I'm knitting merrily along on sock number two for my Sockapalooza Pal! I'm really pleased with these socks and I love the way the yarn looks and feels. It's a bit heavier than a pure wool would be, with the Tencel content, but the Tencel also adds a shine and drape that pure wool wouldn't have. I gave all the details on the sock and the pattern in a post last week, but I forgot to mention one thing when I was writing directions for the ribbing pattern I used. When you do the YO just after the purl stitch, wrap it the opposite direction that you usually make a YO. Then on the following row, you'll knit this stitch through the back to untwist it. It sounds fiddly, but it's not hard to remember or to do and if you don't, those YO's will be much smaller than the other ones. I'll go in and make a note by the ribbing directions too.

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Blogger Sherie said...

Loving the pattern on these! The yarn colors are perfect for it too. And I enjoyed the fiber stash enhancement from yesterday's post. Looks like a fun time at the spinning wheel for you!

9:20 AM  
Blogger Logan said...

Great tip! I've been bothered by those pesky slightly-smaller yarn overs before, so I must try this. Thanks!

The socks look great (of course), and I envy you for knitting with a Tencel blend during the summer heat - it must be lovely on the hands.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Marji said...

Such a clever lass. I couldn't design my way out of a paper bag, much less come up with interesting ribbing.

I am working on MS3 and a cardigan for my husband, but I am becoming obsessed with socks. When one of those comes off the needles, I have to try a pair.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Miss T said...

Very, very pretty!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I also do that YO trick. I learned about it on a shawl I was knitting, and now incorporate it whenever I encounter the situation with the purl and YO. It is so handy and makes just the right difference. The last project I had to do this on, I eventually noticed that I did not even have to pay attention and would knit through the back of that YO without another thought.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

As I've said before, beautiful socks, Melanie!

5:04 PM  
Anonymous susi said...

melanie, I would like to pruchase schererazade and hanami but do not want to buy through pay pal is there any way I can send you a check? I am doing ms3 and really enjoying it in fact i am doing it twice! susi

7:33 PM  
Anonymous susi said...

I would like to buy scheherazade and hanani but do not use pay pal can i send you a check? i am doing ms3 and really enjoying it i really love your creations, susi

7:38 PM  

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