knitting firsts

by Michelle on May 25, 2008

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Emma asked us to post a “first” in knitting, and initially I couldn’t really think of anything. I’m pretty adventurous, so there isn’t much I’ve *never* tried. Perhaps my imagination is failing me, though. 😀

However, I did recently learn a new technique which I used on my Twisted Sky Socks: knitting socks on two circular needles. Here they are again:

Twisted Sky Socks

I love this technique so much that I’ve also used it for my latest pair, the Sorta Charade Socks:

Sorta Charade Sock

These aren’t quite finished yet–I’ll get a much better picture once they are.

The Sorta Charade Socks are another first for me. I started out making a pair of the popular Charade Socks (I think you have to be on Ravelry to get the pattern), but ended up adapting that pattern to the sky architecture (used in my Twisted Sky Socks) from Cat Bordhi’s book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters. Basically, I ended up taking the stitch pattern from Charade and putting into the Master Sky sock architecture from the book. Not quite an original design, but fun and unique!

{ 4 comments }

emma gorodok May 25, 2008 at 8:21 am

love those socks… especially the colors in the charade socks

Michelle May 25, 2008 at 8:40 am

Thanks!

Isn’t that colorway great? It’s Stitchjones’ superwash merino in the Dark and Divine colorway. Super-soft and squishy too. 🙂

elanor cadogan May 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm

holy crapfest!!!!!!!!!

i love that black and purple colourway

emma gorodok June 1, 2008 at 1:55 am

congrats, andromache, you won a copy of my pattern. As soon as you send me an email to handarbeitskram(at)online.de I will email you the pattern

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