Saturday, May 19, 2007

Fledgling

The ultimate goal for my knitting skills is to one day create lovely designs the likes of Anna, Eunny, Ysolda... etc.

But since I've only been knitting for just under 2 years (and they, I believe, since they were 2) I have a lot of work to do. But I have taken some steps in the right direction. Before last Christmas I completed my own sweater from my very own pattern. Simplistic in design, and modern in fit. It turned out well and wore it several times throughout the winter. I would have worn it more if the neckline wasn't so wide that it revealed my bra straps, assuming I didn't have a tank top underneath. Despite that, I considered it a success.

Then, during spring I kept myself sane/busy with designing my own sock. I've made a simple sock on my own before thanks to tutorials such as this. I did the same thing on this sock, but made it fancier. I grabbed the lace pattern from The New Knitting Stitch Library by Lesley Stanfield. I liked that it was a more geometric than foo-foo so I paired it with some bright green yarn to give it a "sci-fi" theme.


This version you see here is take two. The first take was to small since the lace pattern doesn't have a lot of stretch. Of course I waited until after the sock was complete, ends weaved in and all, to actually try it on and discover this. So for my redo I added stitches to my CO and split the lace panel in two with some 2x2 ribbing in between. Much better fit this time. It's actually a little roomy.

So I'm thinking this will be my first pattern that I will post on this site. It will be free, of course, since I can't take full credit for it's construction. I'm going to complete the second sock to test my notes, then post the pattern. Hope you like it. I think they're pretty neat myself.

Specs:
Pattern: My own
Construction: basic top-down
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette "Mint", less than 1 skein for one sock available at www.knitpicks.com

3 comments:

Bryony Ramsden said...

That's really nice :D The lace is much better for not being foo foo and makes it look very structured and tidy. I for one will look forward to when it is published!

katiedid said...

Wow, I really like it. Very nice!

Erin said...

Awesome job! They turned out really nice!