In this episode: Flat socks, knit purl patterns, iteration, procrastination, and Kvetching.
This week’s quest is to design some socks that are plain, but not boring to knit. I know. It’s a tall order. On the right, the first iteration has several different diamond patterns in a field of stockinette stitch. I decided it was too busy, and reduced the size of the diamond. On the right, I added some reverse stockinette to the side sections. It’s not as easy to work, and kind of a pain, so I’ve gone back to the original Stockinette for version 3, and I”m going to split the difference on the size of the diamonds.
I had hoped for some nice shots of the tracing process, but the weather has been doing this:
As a result, it’s too dark this afternoon for photography. I managed to get a few shots in before I lost the light. The set up for tracing took me all of ten minutes to set up! Lesson learned.
Thanks to Fetching designer, Cheryl Niamath, for her playful spirit and gracious acceptance of our mods. Cheryl models the version of Kvetching that Jeny knit for her (right); two versions of Fetching at different gauges; Jeny’s (far left) uses her interlock bind off.
After the podcast was recorded I realized that I had neglected to mention the designer of Knucks, Pamela Grossman, whose beautiful top-down thumb gusset was the inspiration for the one Jeny and I used in Kvetching.
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