Sock one done on my plain Wild Tide socks. I didnt like the pattern that came with this in the sock club.
one grapey purple sock done. The fit isnt the same as my Trekking sock (same pattern and same needles, but the yarn has different stretchiness). I like them all the same though. I think I should have decreased the number of stitches at the leg, added more repeats, and made the width a little tiny bit wider, and just a few more rows before the toe.
All in all I like em!
So I thought Id write up my pattern notes. Ive adapted Walkers' Japanese Feather pattern, so I think its okay to post it, but the Bordhi heels you;ll have to buy the book yourself!
Japanese Feather Socks with Bordhi Cedar Heels
Using Trekking XXL or other fingering sock yarn
CO 60 sts loosely with 2mm needles, join
[k1, p1, k3, p1] for 10 rows
[k1, p1] for 4 rows
knit 1 row dec 5 sts [55 sts]
change to 2.25mm needle
Begin Japanese pattern from Walkers 2nd, p285 altered to in the round and Bordhi's cedar architecture
All odd rows, 2, 4, 16, and 18 [k10, p1]
Rows 6, 10 and 14 [k1, (yo, k1)x3, ssk x3, p1]
Rows 8 and 12 [k1, (k1, yo)x3, ssk x3, p1]
Rows 20, 24, and 28 [k2tg x3, (k1, yo)x3, p1]
Rows 22, and 26 [k2tg x3, (yo, k1)x3, p1]
Complete one full repeat rows 1-28
Complete rows 1-13 rows
For Rows 14, 17, 21, 26 and 28 add [m1p] before final p1 on each repeat to increase to 80 sts as follows:
Row 14 [k1, (yo, k1)x3, ssk x3, m1p, p1]
Row 17, 21 [k10, m1p, p1]
Row 26 [k2tg x3, (yo, k1)x3, m1p, p1]
Row 28 [k2tg x3, (k1, yo)x3, m1p, p1]
using Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters book to complete the heel decreases.
G=28 sts to mark off for centered over instep, and centered over sole
H=12 wing sts
As Im not fond of lace inside my socks (it rubs!) Complete 32 rows with p1 [k4, p1] over instep to toe, and st st on bottom of foot
Standard toe decreases to 10 sts, pull thru, tie off and hide tails
What to do with really ugly Fleece Artist sock yarn? How about 6 skeins of the stuff? I still cant believe I bought this. So its gonna be a sweater, even if I have to dye it black after.
Ive crochetted the cuffs and one bottom edge panel. Hideous.
Ok these were white and black originally. Then to shrink them I put them in the washer, only I totally didnt notice one pair of jeans was new... then I had dirty white and black slippers.
Answer: Dye them. Eh Voila! They are a little on the bright side, but all in all not bad!
I got my copy of Cat Bordhi's "New Pathways for Sock Kniters" and tried out the tester sock "Little Sky sock". Im really impressed with her ingenuity. The increases run over the instep (top of the foot) while the decreases run along the side of the bottom of the heel. You can almost see them coming to a point at the side of the foot. Truly amazing! I added the little "Elf" curl so I could give this away at an ornament exchange next week.