Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Self striping texture?!

Well, I finished the socks. The first had been knit up to the 7-8 size, and were just a bit short, so I had to rip the toe out of that and add half-an-inch. Now they fit my long skinny feet perfectly...and I look like a Dr. Seuss character in them. Ah well. I like them though.
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Pattern: BMG Footies by Julia Trice
Yarn: Sockotta in multi-purple unknown color; wool, cotton, nylon
Needles: size #2 aluminum DPNs
Notes: My first socks! The toes are a little too pointy, which (I think!) is the way the pattern was written. If I were to knit these again, I'd do it with a different toe. These were a great introduction to sock knitting though as they are very simple stockinette, and they're so short.
From cast-on to cast-off: approx. 3 weeks.
My other posts on this project: My First Sock, Fiber Goes Public

Also, I finished the wristband I was making for Sarah K, who won my little contest a few weeks ago for naming this website. (Sarah S, who came up with the name for the link -- flashbangfibers -- is getting stitch markers as soon as I get my memory wire in the mail.) I'll be sending the wristband out today or tomorrow. Hope you like it! =)
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Pattern: Powerful Wrist Protection from Stitch N Bitch
Yarn: Plymouth; 80% acrylic, 20% wool

Check out what I've noticed though. Every third row sticks out a little. See in the two pictures? I don't know what causes this, but it's happened to me before when I'm knitting stockinette back and forth (rather than in-the-round). How wierd.

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Sarah said...

that is very strange, it must be something in the way you knit or purl, very strange indeed.

Mouse said...

Very simple.. its that your knit and purl are different tensions from each other and that is what makes the rows. That is why it only shows up when you do stockinette and not in the round. Don't worry about it much.. mine looks like that on the back too sometimes, but its fine on the front. Blocking it a bit will help too if you're real picky about it.


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