Life After Sanquhar Gloves

After I finished the gloves, I did all my homework for my Stitches classes and started another pair of socks.  I am using the club yarn I got last month, but I am  not using the pattern.  I found something I liked better.  It’s from More Big Girl Knits.  There were two sock patterns in the book and I like them both. 

I like the lace pattern and the hemmed cuff.

 

Look at this tidy cuff.  I love it. 

I was surprised at how much I accomplished in what seemed to be a short amount of time.  I am so glad to be through with the gloves.  I felt like I had been working on them forever.  Usually a pair of gloves takes a couple of weeks, not months.

The pattern said to make a crochet cast on from waste yarn.  I’ll probably do a provisional cast on with the other sock.  The result will be the same and you don’t see it anyway.  It’s just that I am left handed, but I knit right handed, sort of.  I can give myself a headache trying to think backward.  Here, I have done the hem and am ready to pick up the edge.  The pattern said to unravel a few stitches at a time, but I did eighteen at a time.  It was quicker.

 Put the unravelled stitches on a size smaller needle.  Bring them up and knit through the stitch on both needles.  It’s a little awkward at first, but it soon goes quickly.  Keep the stitches tight and even.  It’s a great look and well worth the effort.  This cuff also looks good on sleeves.

I really think I am going to like these socks.

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2 Responses to “Life After Sanquhar Gloves”

  1. nancy Says:

    How did you learn all that??????????????????????????

  2. Christine Says:

    You are a knitting genius! I don’t even know what you are talking about.

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