Monday, March 26, 2007
Simple Stripes Fair Isle socks
Yarn: Essentials and Simple Stripes from Knitpicks
Needle: Size 1 Knitpicks 32" circular (magic loop, 1 sock at a time)
Methods: cuff-down, unwrapped short row (Sherman) heel, round toe
This was my first foray into two-handed stranded colorwork. The patterned parts were shockingly quick and easy. I suppose my continental practice dishcloth really helped.
I find the round toe really comfortable, but I missed getting to Kitchner. If I were doing this again, I'd probably work the heel on more stitches. The pattern calls for working the heel over 30 stitches for all sizes.