Friday, July 26, 2013

Socketure...

is a word Cat Bordhi made up. I bought her book "New pathways for sock knitters" when I went to Sock Summit in 2009. I've never knitted from it, because at the time it freaked me out. I didn't fully understand a traditional sock, and her alternatives, which rely on the knitter understanding their gauge and inserting their own numbers, freaked me right out.

I recently obtained some Rainy Days and Woolly Dogs through a destash (to be accurate Bee brought it to Richmond Knitters and asked if anyone wanted it. I grabbed it, hugged it and yelled "It's mine, it's mine. Can I have it?) 


Now, these beautiful self striping yarns demand a plainish sock. I didn't want to just knit a normal sock though, because the heel flap would interrupt the pattern. Also I might die of boredom. So I pulled out the book and decided to start knitting some different types of socks. it's time to expand. To revisit toe up socks and different types of heels. Time to play with different "socketures". The first one I've chosen the relatively straightforward Cedar. Top down, with a very different heel. Hopefully that will show this yarn to its best advantage.

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