Thursday, February 12, 2015

Celtic Spiral Swatch

The purist in me says, 'You can't mix handspun wool and commercial'. The pragmatist in me says, "Why ever not?' The pragmatist wins. This way I use up some of the shop bought sock wool I have on hand and don't have to dye more wool.

When I saw Catherine Devine's celtic spiral socks on Ravelry, I had to download the pattern. Actually, the pattern isn't given, just the chart. That's fine, I'll adapt my usual sock pattern to suit the chart. The swatch is the first step so that I can see how the fairisle pattern knits up and work out how many stitches to use for the sock.

9 comments:

  1. That looks great! I don't think I've ever seen s knit spiral pattern like that before. It's intriguing!

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  2. This is looking swell ! The socks will turn out really well , with the swirls :-) Pragmatism rules :-)

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  3. You mare me laugh. I suppose the realist in me would say- it's all wool, so why dwell on it? These are issues I mulled over as a knitter too! : ))

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  4. You really amaze me! I will never be able to do this!

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  5. This is gorgeous! You make me want to try color work...

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