An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, June 21, 2013
Ravelry to the Rescue
I've been meaning for a while to make another pair of my favourite socks. I made this pair in handspun cotton using a pattern in Interweave Knits magazine. I don't have the magazine here, but they'll be easy to copy. Won't they? I vaguely remember how I made them.
My first attempt was a skew whiff disaster! So I logged into Ravelry and typed 'lace edging' into the pattern search box. It came up with 209 pages of thumbnail sketches of patterns! Luckily I found the answer on the first page, Lace Edged Fern Scarf by Judy Lamb. I ignored the fern part of the pattern and just copied down the lace edging. With 8 rows, it's perfect for my socks.
The pink thread is a provisional cast on. When I've knitted enough for the leg of the sock, I'll take out the pink thread and graft the last row to the first to make a tube. Then pick up stitches at the bottom to knit the foot part of the sock. I hope that will all be straight forward, but if not I'll find a pattern on Ravelry. It's a wonderful resource for knitters and crocheters.