Friday, March 25, 2016

Well, I Have Been Knitting

If not writing about it!

First off, I finally finished the red socks—and as I worked them, I documented the heel.
There are so many ways to shape a heel—I want to document a few different types for the sock tutorial—The red socks had a basic Flap/Turn/Gusset heel.

 
I did the heels 2 ways, one my standard 2 on 2 method using circs, but it was really 1 on 2—the second sock was worked on a set of dpn's. While the method to work a F/T/G heel really doesn't change when the needles change, It does look different!


The socks were finished with a flat (aka French) toe, with a subtle difference... Most often the decreases are left leaning decreases on the right side of the sock, and right leaning decreases on left side.
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|||/........\|||--these make the toe a sort of trapezoid shape.
Most often, the decreases are 1 to 3 stitches away from the edge--(that is the imaginary side seam)

But there are options such as a reversed set of decreases—

With a left leaning decrease on the left, and right leaning decrease on the right...This reversed set of decreases creates a feathered line, not the strong line in the more common method of working the toe.
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The final shape of the toe is the same, so the change is purely decorative.

My newest pair of socks, are toe up... and these have a flat toe too, but a banded one. My past few socks have been solids, (well the almost Hugo socks were random stripes) but now its time for a self striping yarn—I have completed 1 repeat of the color way--(about 3.5 inches.) and I have been working on some other projects—a hat, a sweater, and more work on the baby blanket—plus a lot of spring cleaning...Cooking too! My freezer is packed with ready to eat goodies.. stews, and roasts, and curries.

So that's it...





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