Posts Tagged ‘entrelac socks’

Socks for Hallowe’en

September 23, 2015

yarn cardi 003  When I saw it, I had to have it.  Miss Babs makes great sock yarn so I know I can knit anything and I’ll be happy with the results.  At first I thought, ‘a pair for me and a pair for Jenn’.  Then it was,’ who gets orange and who gets bile green?’  Then, ‘how about one of each color?  This is stupid.  Just use both skeins in each sock’.  OK.  So that’s settled.  Next.  What pattern?  I knit a swatch.  (Yes.  I swatch!)  I could knit one round before the color changes.  Hmmm.  I’ve got to think about this.

socks wall 005  There’s always entrelac.  Eight rows of seven stitches was about as close as I could get.  I think nine diamonds around should be about right.  Also the first round should be in garter stitch so it will lay flat.  Or maybe reverse stockinet.  I don’t know yet.  I’m still playing.  I knit this with size one needles and I want to try  zeros.  I bought an eight inch circular and I haven’t tried it yet.


I Tried

June 18, 2011

This is as far as I got.

Then I pulled it out.  I like the way the squares look.  The back looks like crap.  I tried twice.  It had been a while since I had made any toe-up socks.  Of course, now I remember why.  They never fit my toes the way that I like.  Anyway, the pattern was lacking and I was tired of having to read into it.  I’m definitely going to make entrelac socks with this yarn, but they will be from the cuff down.  I’ll probably plain knit the foot since I have a lot of clogs.

Here’s my last pair.  No.  That sounds like I am never going to make socks again.  I have discovered the joy of custom hand-knit socks and there is no looking back. Notice anything?  No?  The kit came with two patterns.  I liked them both, so I made one of each.

Decisions, Decisions

June 8, 2011

My friend, Melissa, sent me a link for entrelac socks the other day.  She wanted to know if i would help her if needed.  I took one look at the pattern and I knew that I had to make them.  We are going to start a knit along in about ten days.  I need to finish the pair I’m currently working on.  I honestly thought I would get all caught up on my club socks.  HA!  Trying to decide on the yarn has not been easy.  Originally, I thought it would be simple.  I’ve got four skeins of Sockotta.  Summer is coming.  No. It’s here.  It’s 93 out front.  Anyway, I started pulling out yarn.

I believe  all of these would look good.  See what I mean?  I’m making myself crazy again.  Here’s the link:  You may join us if you like.

Finished Entrelac Socks

July 8, 2010

How do they look against my entrelac blanket?

All is Forgiven

July 6, 2010

This morning, she talked to Skunky and carried him around the house.  When it was time for ‘cafe au lait’ (minus the cafe), she brought him in to have some.

I have got about six rows of squares to go on the second sock.  I want to go on t o something else.  It’s too hot to do anything big, so I’m thinking gloves.

Knitting Backwards

June 20, 2010

Some call it “knitting back backwards”, but that’s more than I can stand.  If you like entrelac and/or hate to purl, it’s a great skill to know.  How do you do it?   Oh, man!  How do I explain it?  Hold your yarn in your right hand and knit a few stitches.  Closely watch what you are doing.  Now, try to knit in the opposite direction, from left to right, creating the exact same appearance.  This is how I taught myself to do it.  It took a while and a lot of patience, but that’s what I did.  This is not left hand knitting.  Those stitches turn the other way and you want your to be the same whether you are going to from right to left or left to right.  Keep at it untill all your stitches look the same. 

 Pretty soon, you’ll be turning out entrelac sweaters, scarves, hats and even socks.  I’ve been thinking about entrelac gloves.  But I still want to start with a ribbed wristband.  Here is some inspiration.

Is It Saturday All Ready?

June 6, 2010

Where did the week go anyway?  It is so hard to blog when it’s so hard to stay in for any reasonable amount of time.  Then there are so many other things that need to be done. 

This is Dot.  She is one year old and will gladly give you her opinion on everything.  Her former owner was “allergic”.  Dot is the one with allergies, but it’s not bad — just an occasional runny nose or watery eye.  She has been going outside for two weeks and she really likes it.  She will come and get you and holler at you and lead you  to the door.  She is really good about coming in when it’s dark unlike some cats we know.  Why did we get her?  We wanted another cat.  That’s it.

I’ve been working on the sweater.  It doesn’t look anything like the original.  I wish that exact lengths were given rather than “desired length”.

It was really hot this afternoon so I started a pair of cotton entrelac socks.  Sorry for the poor picture.  I should have used my other camera.