Archives for the month of: May, 2010

Okay, so the first pair was coming along swimmingly, I was just starting the heel, when I finally had to admit that the needle I was using was too big and the fabric was too loose. So, ripped out everything and started again (after swatching) with 2.25 needles.

Here is the 2×2 rib after 17 rows:

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It feels much better, so that was a good choice. Now, another choice is needed: do I do the whole thing in 2×2 rib, or do I switch to stockinette? I’m leaning toward the rib, as it’ll be good practice for my purl stitch.

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I’ve started other socks before, but I am optimistic that this will be the pair I actually finish.

Here’s where I am so far:

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I’m just starting the stockinette portion, and I’m very happy to be done with the 14 rows of k2p2 ribbing.

Here’s the details:

needles: size 2 bamboo

yarn: Schoppel Wolle Crazy Zauberball in Herbstwind, purchased at Loop.