Saturday, August 16, 2008

Baby Cable Rib Sock Number 1

One sock completed.

Colinette Jitterbug: a new candidate for the Pegotty Yarn Hall of Fame. Springy, almost sproingy (a bit more spring than springy), a tight twist that gives the feel of holding onto something as you knit even though the yarn is a sock weight (meaning skinny), great stitch definition that reminds me of the corded texture of the Louet sock yarns. Good flow of color, too. Even after knitting and reknitting this sock four or five times, I was still surprised and pleased when a bit of smoky purple showed up, or a bright green, amongst all the blue.

Here's a close-up of Joan's Favorite Toe.This toe style leaves a lot of wiggle room for toes. My suggestion is that you measure your foot from the base to tip of longest toe and figure backwards as to when to start the toe decreases. Because the decreases are spread across several rows, this toe stays wide and seems to be longer than the basic but more pointy and narrow toe created from the directions in Sensational Knitted Socks.
And my toes. (See post below if you want to know why they're illustrated.)

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