I've been busy again this week! I finished my Spring Meadow socks, so I cast on for a pair of toe-up socks. I've only knit top-down socks so far, and wanted to learn a new technique. I decided to make the Sunrise Socks by WendyKnits- I've knit two of her shawl patterns, so I know I like her designing style, and it seemed like a really basic pattern. I started with Judy's Magic Cast-On- as a side-note, if you are new to knitting toe-up socks and want to try them, this is an excellent tutorial for the cast-on.
I've made it through the heel of the first sock. The toe was really fiddly, but I got through it! I was thrilled to discover with the heel that I didn't have to pick up any stitches. I'm not super-thrilled with the way the yarn is pooling, but these are practice socks and, worst-case scenario, I can always wear them in the winter hidden under boots.
I did make one small (accidental) modification to the pattern. The pattern calls for one row of k1p1, then three rows of stockinette. I somehow managed to read that as two rows of stockinette, but it looks fine this way, and by the time I had realized what had happened, I was too far along to want to frog back.
My Summer Flies Shawlette is coming along really nicely. I'm on section six of seven. I'm considering making this section (the Knotted Openwork) a bit bigger, but i haven't decided yet. I've really been enjoying working on it!
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