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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First Toe-Up Socks... on: August 21, 2007 03:47:31 PM


Yet another paid of finished socks Smiley Pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks. I used Lion Brand Magic Stripe (Jelly Bean Stripe). I wanted to try something different than I usually do so did toe-up using DPNs. 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Inside-Out Heel Ankle Socks on: July 04, 2007 05:10:43 PM
I made these socks as a part of a knit-along. They are very basic, but to make things more interesting I made the heel inside-out. Very quick to knit using hand dyed finger-weight wool. Blogged about here.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / First Year Framed Collage on: June 22, 2007 06:41:24 PM
Don't really have a creative name for my little project, but here it is  Smiley A larger photos is available here on my Flickr site.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wee Baby Blanket (and Pattern) on: June 14, 2007 04:42:46 PM
I made this blanket for my brother's friend's expecting sister and, being that I think my nephew is the cutest thing on earth, I used him as a model Smiley Pattern below.



This blanket is real easy and can be used with just about any yarns and can be as wide or short as a person wants. I used size 8 needles, I think, but gauge isn't extremely important.

Foundation - cast on sets of 12 stitches and then add 5. Example - 12 x 8 = 96 + 5= 101 stitches. Depending on the age of the child/person the blanket is being made for you may need to use more stitches. Then purl using color A.

1st Row (color B) - Knit 4. *Slip 1, knit 7, slip 1, knit 3.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Knit 1.

2nd Row (color B) - Purl 4. *Slip 1, purl 7, slip 1, purl 3.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Purl 1.

3rd Row (color A) - Knit 5. *Slip 1, knit 5.* Repeat from * to the end.

4th Row (color A) - Purl 5. *Slip 1, purl 5.* Repeat from * to the end.

5th Row (color B) - Knit 6, slip 1, knit 3, slip 1. *Knit 7, slip 1, knit 3, slip 1.* Repeat from * until six stitches remaining. Knit 6.

6th Row (color B) - Purl 6, slip 1, purl 3, slip 1. *Purl 7, slip 1, purl 3, slip 1.* Repeat from * until six stitches remaining. Purl 6.

7th Row (color A) - Knit 2, slip 1, knit 4, slip 1, knit 1, slip 1. *(Knit 4, slip 1) twice, knit 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until seven stitches remaining. Knit 4, slip 1, knit 2.

8th Row (color A) - Purl 2, slip 1, purl 4, slip 1, purl 1, slip 1. *(Purl 4, slip 1) twice, purl 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until seven stitches remaining. Purl 4, slip 1, purl 2.

9th Row (color B) - (Knit 1, slip 1) twice. *(Knit 4, slip 1) twice, knit 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Knit 1.

10th Row (color B) - (Purl 1, slip 1) twice. *(Purl 4, slip 1) twice, purl 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Purl 1.

11th Row (color A) - Knit 4. *Slip 1, knit 7, slip 1, knit 3.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Knit 1.

12th Row (color A) - Purl 4. *Slip 1, purl 7, slip 1, purl 3.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Purl 1.

13th Row (color B) - Knit 5. *Slip 1, knit 5.* Repeat from * to the end.

14th Row (color B) - Purl 5. *Slip 1, purl 5.* Repeat from * to the end.

15th Row (color A) - Knit 6, slip 1, knit 3, slip 1. *Knit 7, slip 1, knit 3, slip 1.* Repeat from * until six stitches remaining. Knit 6.

16th Row (color A) - Purl 6, slip 1, purl 3, slip 1. *Purl 7, slip 1, purl 3, slip 1.* Repeat from * until six stitches remaining. Purl 6.

17th Row (color B) - Knit 2, slip 1, knit 4, slip 1, knit 1, slip 1. *(Knit 4, slip 1) twice, knit 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until seven stitches remaining. Knit 4, slip 1, knit 2.

18th Row (color B) - Purl 2, slip 1, purl 4, slip 1, purl 1, slip 1. *(Purl 4, slip 1) twice, purl 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until seven stitches remaining. Purl 4, slip 1, purl 2.

19th Row (color A) - (Knit 1, slip 1) twice. *(Knit 4, slip 1) twice, knit 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Knit 1.

20th Row (color A) - (Purl 1, slip 1) twice. *(Purl 4, slip 1) twice, purl 1, slip 1.* Repeat from * until last stitch. Purl 1.

Keep doing this until the blanket is the desired length. To finish off, I used a crochet border (double crochet - 2 rounds) but if you chose not to just be sure to block your project. This will help with the curling edges.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Big socks, little socks... an addiction :) on: June 14, 2007 04:31:12 PM
For my first couple years of knitting I knit ponchos, wraps, scarves, bags, and the occasional hat. But I was scared to try and knit a pair of socks, on double pointed needles none the less, but I did and now I am addicted.

For my first pair, I used Lion Brand's Wool-Ease (worsted weight). The first sock went nice and smooth but for some reason I had to keep frogging the second sock because I kept making mistake after mistake.



After this pair I went a little sock crazy. I started making socks for my baby nephew. First I made the below using a design in a book using 100% acrylic baby yarn on size 0 metal DPNs. It took about an hour for me to just get the first row knitted without slipping any of the cast on stitches.



These, though, were not stretchy enough, which I realized when they were put on my nephew. They just barely fit. My nephew was in the hospital and had IVs and tubes coming out of his ankle so I started making him little ankle socks based on the big socks I made for myself using Lion Brand Magic Stripes. Pattern blogged as follows...http://gentlesunset.com/2007/01/14/pookies-ankle-socks-and-instructions/ Obviously I didn't bother blocking the second set  Smiley





Then I made these for him using Kroy sock yarn. Pattern on my blog... http://gentlesunset.com/2007/02/03/spring-green-infant-socks/



Then I made another set for myself using Paton's SWS. They are wonderful winter socks and I can't wait until it starts cooling down again.



For summer I am currently knitting these. Unfortunately, the second sock is still a WIP because I got distracted by an adorable sock pattern of Nancy Bush's, which I am currently working on. So the pair may be finished by winter.



So far, my socks have been pretty basic but I am slowly improving my sock knitting skills.

Well, that is enough from me for one day. I am hoping to find many other sock knitting addicts on this forum  Smiley
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