The socks are done!
Pattern: No real pattern. Tubular cast on, an inch of 1×1 rib, 5 inches of 2×2 rib, plain stockinette for an inch, Japanese short-row heel and a basic toe with the last few decreases done every row.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease
Gauge: 5.5 spi — much tighter than what’s specified. This makes a nice dense sock that’s still cushy and warm.
Needles: 2 Addi Turbo 4 mm (US #6) Circulars
They’re warm. I’m a happy knitter!
The official kickoff for the KAL was yesterday. I’ve done about 4 inches on the sleeve but something is bothering me. The pattern specifies keeping the selvedge stitches in garter. I don’t usually do this but I thought I’d give it a try. I don’t like the look though.
Then I realized this may actually make mattress stitching much more difficult — right? So, I’m considered frogging this bit of progress and just doing a regular selvedge. If anyone has a better idea or a comment on the garter edge please let me know.
So I’m defintiely obsessed with lace now, and it’s no longer a question of when I’ll start another lace project but rather which one. I don’t think I’ll last past this weekend!
Since I had trouble finding a large enough spot for the Hanging Vines scarf I was considering blocking wires. But the longest wire I could find is 36 inches. Do you overlap them when the item is longer? I’ve searched around the major lace knitting sites I knew of — Heartstrings and Fiddlesticks for example — as well as checking out A Gathering of Lace. I can’t find any example of blocking larger scale pieces with the wires. Is there a better way?