Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Magic Loop style Knitting

Here are a few pictures I took a while back showing the magic loop style of sock knitting.
starting a new row

Starting a row

row in process

Row in process

knitting the row
as you are knitting you will be working on the two needle tips and the cord from the needle will be on both sides of your hands with the row you are working on to the front of the needles and the other part of the row will be resting on the cord to the back of where you are working.

Knitting the row

row completed

row completed

First Row

row finished

and this whole thing probably doesn't make any sense....but I try.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Two at a Time Toe-up Socks

Well I enjoyed the Knitpick yarn I used for the "Naive" Socks so much that I started another pair. This time I am following written instructions for knitting two at a time but I picked the pattern out of a generic stich book. two at a time toe-up - toe
Toe of Sock 1

two at a time toe-up - heel turn
Heel Turn

and just to show you that I am really knitting them two at a time

two at a time toe-up - nice balance

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Finished some Socks

Well I have been working on a pair of socks and they are actually finished. The yarn is Knitpic Jester color Multi - a bit too wild for my tastes. They did work out PERFECTLY for my friend Nanc - she likes wild stuff and the socks actually even fit her.

Naive Socks - cropped

Naive Socks 005

Fun pattern and a variety of cables to keep it interesting. Pattern is Naive Socks by SillyJane http://spillyjane.blogspot.com

Now I am designing a pair of toe-up socks (knitting them two-at-a-time) with a self-striping yarn. I found an interesting but fairly simple pattern in one of my pattern books and I adjusted it to fit the stitch count. I am just starting the pattern (pattern only on the instep side at this time).