Friday, July 8, 2016


The good thing about knitting with five needles is that you can try the sock on during the knitting process. I'd done a fair bit of decreasing when I tried the sock on and found it had to be forced over my heel! No, no, that won't do. Knitting is much easier to undo than tatting, thankfully.   I unraveled my work until I had 60 stitches, tried it on again, thumbs up. So yesterday's neat calculations that the heart pattern would fit exactly no longer apply. I thought I had figured out how to fit the chart to the number of stitches, but didn't get it right - more unraveling. It wasn't made any easier by the fact that I'm knitting the fairisle parts of the sock inside out, to avoid pulling the floats too tight. So progress is slow at the moment, but I'm working at it!


  1. I love knitted socks, mom use to make them, and you reminded me that one thing I've never done is tatting a glove, it is scary thing to try but fascinates me :)

  2. The sock beginnings are beautiful, Jane. Your work motivates me to continue on my plain socks. Sigh...

  3. I admire your persistence! When I do get back to sock knitting, I think I'll start with commercial self-striping yarn! ;-)

  4. And this is why I don't design anything! You are so patient and goo at this- you should win for the work that doesn't show!

  5. With all the fabulous socks I've seen of yours, I am sure this pair will be wonderful too!!! :)

  6. I thought it was just me - unravelling & re-knitting despite all my preparatory calculations !
    Glad you are back on track - things will move real fast now :-)

    1. :-) yes, calculations only take you so far!

  7. I know you will get it right but it is easier to unpick knitting than tatting, I am knitting a baby's cardigan and I had several goes at the back after miss reading the pattern,
    Hope it goes right from now on