Wednesday, October 10, 2007

One Down, One To Go...

I can't believe it, but I knit a whole sock this weekend! It's a tall sock too (8-9" leg)!

The pattern is the Sky Sock from New Pathways for Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi. Instead of putting the heel increases on the heel side, the increases are on the top of the foot/ankle, as you can see in the picture below: Here is the view of the increases that the wearer sees. Quite subtle in this yarn, but it adds more interest than a plain "regular" sock.

I finished the sock off with a star toe (from the toe section at the back of the above book).

The one thing that this book didn't seem to cover was the gusset decreases. At the end of the heel turn, I had all of the heel stitches on one needle, so I just decreased every second round at the end of each side of the top of the foot. I like the look it created.
I'm already about 2.5" down the second leg. Unfortunately, it's a fairly boring knit though. Too much stockinette for my liking. I'm hoping to be all done the 2nd by the weekend. Eeek! It's Wednesday. I'd better get knitting!

8 comments:

Charity said...

This is great! I love tall socks. :0)

turtlegirl76 said...

If you followed the instructions or the reinforced heel, you're supposed to flip to the page before for the directions on moving your stitches around and doing your gusset decreases. It's confusing as hell at first but it's there. I finally just got through that bit of my sky sock tonight. But yours does look pretty cool. =)

Ann said...

Your sky sock looks great. I have also finished a Jeweled Step sock from the same book & the gusset increase is on 1 side of the foot. Interesting architecture but too much reading to do!

Esoteric Knitter said...

It's so pretty. I love the color. Now I must get a copy of that book!

Marg in Calgary said...

Hello Chrissy-from-Vancouver,

Lovely sock! Great yarn! I've never tried one of Cat's patterns...but I love a good basic sock in exciting yarn.

Hope the ol' city is doing well...my late DH and DMIL were from there (Oakridge)...fond memories. Hug it for me, will ya?

Happy knitting,

Marg in Calgary

tiennie said...

Cool sock construction!

Lavender said...

Beautiful sock! That's an interesting way of doing the heel. Does it feel comfortable?

lexa said...

Very pretty! It certainly is a different sock construction, that's for sure. It would make a more interesting "vanilla" sock, though. :)