So pretty. This is what I have learned while knitting, reknitting, and knitting the damn sock once again. The yo's between the knit and purl stitches are a pain. First I tried them the traditional way and the holes were too big, then I tried them without the extra loop of yarn and they were too small. Lastly I tried ignoring them. On the row with the ssk where I am suppose to yo before the last purl, I did not. Instead on the next row I did the repeat by p1, k5, M1 the wrong way, p1. This worked great! The purl yo's are tidy, and a much better match size wise to the knit yo's. I am very happy with myself for having thought of it. If you are going to knit this sock and want better details let me know and I will shoot the whole thing in close up.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
wavy lace #3
Here is the sock as of this evening.
About 1/2 the gusset decreases done. I could do more, but decided to do this instead.
Some of you newer knitters may not see why I made a choice, I mean really, its just a glass (or two) of wine. While drinking and knitting may work for that garter stitch Fun Fur, if you are working on anything with a yo or a ssk, just set it down and back away. Nothing is worse than ripping out while fending off a hangover and trying to figure out what you were thinking.
Back to the sock, Here it is opened up.