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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Embossed Leaves

The pattern is from Winter 2005 Interweave Knits. I redid the chart. For one thing, IK seems to think we all have super vision. For another I dislike starting rounds with purl stitches. Working with two circs I start each round with the leaf pattern and end with the three purls that form the division between the leaves. The only place this could be a problem is one round starts with a YO. I would rather that then all the rounds starting with two purl stitches.
My charts don't look like professional charts. In row one you have 10 knit stitches. I just put in a K and in the next box 10. No need to count boxes. I also changed the SSK to SL1K1passo. To my eyes it made a nicer line then the SSK.
IW beef. We have a whole page photo of the socks, well mostly of the models legs. Very cute. And a second smaller photo, but not clear shot of the heel. From the pattern it seems the heel will have a garter stitch border. If I hadn't done this sort of heel before I might be a bit confused. The directions for picking up the gusset stitches, I will have to read over a third time.
I tend to ignore heel and toe instructions and knit what I KNOW works with my feet. The toe seems to be a star toe, which I think I will probably do.
Yarn is from Elann, Filatura Di Crosa Diwa a fingering weight Merino that is super washable. Yippie. It is super soft and stretchy. I don't think I will reinforce the heel. I will go down a needle size for the heel and foot portion. And do the slipped stitch for the whole heel turn. I usually do slip stitch on the heel portion until after all the gusset stitches are worked. This makes a nice cushy and hard wearing heel. Posted by Picasa

By Suzann
On Wednesday, March 08, 2006
At 3/08/2006 10:08:00 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Suzann, those sock are beautiful! It's good to think of you in your lace all the way to your toes.

Blogger Jeri Says:

Lovely leafy socks. I have some yarn that may want to be this pattern. And I have the mag...


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