Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Corners of my Mind

Finished my Noro sweater. Not exactly to pattern, but when EVER do I stick to the pattern?

I calculated the cost of this sweater at over 200$ CDN

It better not itch! LOL

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Gulls are Out Tonight

Finished the first of 2 socks "Gull Wing Socks" using my newly arrived Louet Fingering Sock yarn. Pattern is for Ladies size 7 (gauge 9st/1" and 10.5 rows/" on 2mm needles) as follows:

CO 56 (long tail)
9 rows of k2, p2 rib
1 row st st
Stop 3 sts short of the BOR (centers pattern at back of leg), place marker
Do 4 repeats of Part A, 4 of Part B, and another 4 repeats of Part A for the leg
Gull wing pattern part A:
Rws 1 & 3: knit
Rw 2: k1, k2tog, Yo, K1, Yo, ssk, k8
Rw 4: K2tog, Yo, k3, Yo, ssk, k7

Gull wing pattern part B:
Rws 1 & 3: knit
Rw 2: k8, k2tog, Yo, K1, Yo, ssk, k1
Rw 4: K7, K2tog, Yo, k3, Yo, ssk
Rearrange sts so that 29 sts are over instep and 27 for heel with pattern centered over front/back of leg.
(instep should be: k4, pattern, ky, pattern, k4)
(heel should be: k3, pattern, k7, pattern, k3)
M1 to increase heel to 28 sts
Row 1 (RS): *sl 1, k1*
Row 2 (WS): sl 1, p across
repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 32 rows

Turn heel:
Rw 1: (RS) K 15, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 2: (WS) Sl 1, p 3, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Rw 3: (RS) Sl 1, k 4, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 4: (WS) Sl 1, p 5, p2tog, p1. Turn. Rw 5: (RS) Sl 1, k 6, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 6: (WS) Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p1. Turn. Rw 7: (RS) Sl 1, k 8, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 8: (WS) Sl 1, p 9, p2tog, p1. Turn. Rw 9: (RS) Sl 1, k 10, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 10: (WS) Sl 1, p 11, p2tog, p1. Turn. Rw 11: (RS) Sl 1, k 12, ssk, k1. Turn.
Rw 12: (WS) Sl 1, p 13, p2tog, p1. Turn. 16 sts remain. Work 8 sts. BOR

Pick up 19 sts each side, working pattern on instep.
Rnd 1: (Dec Rnd)
Work to 3 sts from end of sts picked up, K2tog, k1.
Instep: Work pattern
K1, ssk, st st to end.
Rnd 2: Work even.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until there are 56 sts remaining.

Work foot in pattern on instep until 2" before desired length (appx 8" for a Ladies size 7)
and st st on bottom of foot (sole).

(Sole) Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
(Instep) K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
(Sole) K1, ssk, complete round.
Rnd 2: Work even.

When you have 16 sts left, either graft toe, or use a 3 needle bind off method to complete.
Weave in tails, complete second sock (which is always the hardest part!).

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

How much is that Doggie in the window?

Finished this little sweater for my wee doggie, Moo. Patons Decor, my own pattern.