Continuing on with Dorothy’s Slipped Stitch Spiral knit sock pattern, I bring you a tri-color pair.
Yarns used: Soles & More in the green/blue colorway, Trekking XXL color 803 (orange/purple/brown), and Reggio exclusive self-striping yarn in primary colors #705.
I managed to get three pairs of socks out of the Trekking yarn and I still have some left over. I needed ball number two of two balls of the Soles & More to complete the second sock in this pair and have plenty leftover for another pair. One ball of the Reggio was plenty for this pattern. I still have another one.
I love this pattern. (Can you tell?!) It’s interesting to see how the colors play with each other and when each color or pattern changes. Plus I’m using up yarn that I bought years ago thinking I would like the colors/patterning but realizing that that wasn’t the case.
The Reggio was self-striping and the colors were not equally divided stripes so one sock has more red than the other. I suppose I could have cut the yarn when I started the heel so the red would be more dominant on the foot but since the stripes and patterns weren’t going to match up anyway, I decided not to change it. Weaving in another loose end was also a factor.
I’ve got ANOTHER pair on my needles! Using three colors: two self striping and one self-patterning. You’ve seen two of the colorways but I’ve added a different third one for this next pair.
I finished a sweater for Mr. Aitch’s grand niece’s first birthday and I’m not happy with the result.
Funny how I didn’t see the lopsidedness of the snap band and the ridges until I took the pics.
I didn’t want to pick up all those stitches for a button band and should have just done a 4-5 stitch edging on the two front edges as I was knitting. But no. I wanted to add a fabric button band and snaps to make it easier to fasten and unfasten. Not matching up the horizontal ridges was a rookie mistake. I had such a time of getting those snaps on (I broke three in the process) that I just want to be done with it.
The party is Sunday and I’m debating on whether I should just remove the sewn on button/snap band and knit it OR give it as is and be embarrassed to gift such shoddy work. And we know that I won’t do the later…