Prissy Pissy Plymouth socks
Pattern: My own.
Needles: 2 size 0 circular Addi Turbo 20" long
Yarn: 1 skein of Sockotta colorway 363 and some odd ball for the toes and heels
Finished dimensions: 2" long ribbing and 4.5"long for the leg. 10.5" long for the foot and circumference.
Notes: This yarn bugged me big time. It first started with trying to make two balls with the same color pattern...by hand. I did this 4 or 5 times. When I finially thought I had figured it out it threw my for a loop. I had the color pattern right but the length of them was not the same. I found that out after I had knitted 3" and by then I was so not ripping it out no matter what. I don't think I could have done it differently to get it to match though. I think what made it worst was that there had been a knitted sample at the yarn store...and I had looked at it but didn't see it. If I had I would have bought 2 balls and would not have then had had the bother. You should too if you want matching socks ;0) Anyway here's what I did. I casted on 80 stitches and knitted by starting with a 2x2 ribbing for 2". I then knitted the yarn until I could not handle the color change mismatch any more. That was at about 12" in length with two smaller than a golf ball size balls left over. Yes, not only do I not have a ball winder but a scale too. They're a little hard to have in my knitting bag in the car.lol. Then I did the toe in another color. I measured the toe, 2", and was then able to go back and measured were I needed the heel to be. 2" less since the after thought heel would be basically another toe. I then snipped the thread in the middle and unraveled to each side so I had half my CO number (40). I put my stitches back on my needles with care and held breathe. I then knitted 3 plain rounds and began my toe decreases. I think this way of knitting worked out really well. I think I'll use it again especially for those skeins I have that I just don't know how much length I can get out of.
Labels: socks '07