An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
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.