An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, July 4, 2016
I have the specifications for next year's knitting competition. The brief is to make knee high socks for a teenage girl. Right. I have found a pattern, Anelmaiset, designed by Anelma Kervinen, and obtained it with a bit of help from my daughter. I think it fits the various criteria given.
My first step was to use scraps of various thickness from my stash of handspun wool to knit swatches. To achieve the specified gauge, I had to use very thick wool and 5 mm needles. Hmm. Given that much of the sock is worked in stranded knitting, that would make it very thick and heavy. I don't think that will do. Plan B required. I'm spinning a finer yarn and will adjust the stitch count.