Sunday, September 30, 2007

New Pathways

Cat Bordhi's recently published book "New Pathways for Sock Knitters" ROCKS!!
It has been so much fun reading this book and making the little practice socks. After fininshing the two little ones, I am now ready to make a full size pair of socks using either sky or coriolis architecture. As soon as I finish plying the handspun that I'm working on, I will be eager to cast on! Now I need to decide on a pattern...
So far, I have found the patterns and techniques described in this book to be very well written and illustrated. I had no problems understanding the new techniques that I encountered. The LLinc and LRinc increases were easy to learn, and they turned out very nice and neat. Working a conceal wrap was also new to me, but this technique is also very well explained and easy to figure out. I will highly recommend this book to anyone who knits socks and likes to try new things.

Little Sky Sock - first learning sock
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay 100% wool worsted weight
Needles: Size 5 dpns
The sock architecture turned out great, but this little sock is knit so tightly that it may be bulletproof! It will make a nice christmas ornament this year.

Little Coriolis - second learning sock
Yarn: Lorna's Laces 100% superwash wool worsted weight
Needles: size 7 dpns
Using size 7 needles made a huge difference, and this sock turned out just wonderful. The yarn is unbelievably soft, and it is just so darn cute! I plan to start the second sock today.

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