Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jazz Slip-Stitch Rib Sock Redo

Well, the best laid plans don't always work out. I've been working on the Slip-Stitch Rib Socks from the Little Box of Socks. The knitting has been going well, but the size of the sock isn't working out. What to do? What to do?

Ripping=Frogging details in a knitty post here.

Right after I shot this video on Saturday, I did a gauge swatch in the round to find out exactly how many stitches per inch I actually get with this yarn/needle combination.  I'm happy with the 7 sts per inch and have started a pair of Jazz Vanilla Socks using the Knitters Handy Book of Patterns by (St.) Ann Budd. I believe a simple pattern will highlight the yarn. Afterall, I fell in love with the colors of this yarn in the hank.  I wish I had taken a photo of this yarn in the hank. It was really beautiful.

I snapped a photo of the sock progress.  I knit on Saturday evening while watching The Women at Songferret's how with DH. Wow. The film was made in 1939. I think I've heard people act like this backstage, but I try to ignore all that. ;) We also watch a bit of The Best of 'So Graham Norton.'  That's not for the faint of heart but funny.
I'm please with how they are turning out.  What do you think?

Jazz Vanilla Socks
photo Jazz sock close-up This photo shows the right colors. I just keep wanting to knit on these socks to see what happens next with the yarn. I expect the heel flap and turning the heel with change the way the colors are knitting up. I'll post a picture to let you see


Anonymous said...

you can try this cast on. its wonderful and will let you get a bit more stretch


Anonymous said...

sorry link didnt show up..

jenny's slip knot cast on...

Bob & Phyllis said...

I LOVE knitting vanilla socks with strongly variegated yarn. I'm highly entertained by the way the colors stripe (or not).

However, I also have the brain of a rutabaga, so I figured I was the only one who could be so easily entertained...