In this episode, knitting dessert first; the pivot; emergency socks; and the return of la mer.
The Russian join is very useful for use with chain plied yarns. Learn how here.
It will come as no surprise that I’m a huge advocate of “dessert first” as a methodology.
The heel I used for the Syncopation socks is Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel. The extra rounds worked between the heel sections impact the heel shape (below, left), but not the fit. The DPNs (below, centre) indicate the heel beginning and end. I added a third DPN in the last image to show the location of a standard heel flap.
What’s cool about this sock is that it creates space at the ankle, just like a gusset. See that little triangle? Magical integrated gusset!
“Use everything in your life to create your art.” Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood Including vintage textiles and roofing nails, hinges and latches from the bucket in the corner of the garage. I love the random rust stains that ended up next to carefully planned embroidery.
Highly recommended: The Sea, The Sea, by Iris Murdoch.
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