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Monday, January 11, 2010

Knitting Notes



Pattern: Crossover Rib Socks from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll Sock Yarn in the Merlot Heather colorway
Needles: 1.5 DPNs

My Christmas knitting is done! My third skein of the sock yarn for C's socks came in way too late to get them done for Christmas, but he was rather amused by my error, so it worked out in the end. I will now not underestimate the power of increasing and decreasing patterns to devour yarn.

Yarn issues aside, this is a great, easy pattern, and would have gone quite quickly if I'd been able to do it in one feel swoop. Were there not dozens of other patterns in that book that I haven't made yet, I'd happily consider doing this one again.

I can also recommend the Knitpicks Stroll (formerly Essential) yarn. It has a nice feel to it while knitting. Hopefully it'll wear well.

So I'm now down to just a scarf left on the needles. Well, and with yarn for two hats I bought this weekend. And an order for a sweater's worth of yarn on its way. I guess I can make it one night with only one unfinished project. After that, only the need to set up the yarn winder and swift will determine how long I can keep myself from casting something new on.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Wow - those socks are really nice! Teeny needles!

Megan said...

I do enough sock knitting that I actually find regular sized needles feel big and ackward when I first start working with them. The feeling wears off, but it's weird at first :)