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