Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WiP Wednesday

This is my first 'Work-in-Progress Wednesday'  with Tami's Amis and it's socks :)
I have always knitted socks on DPN's from the top down but I have recently bought a new book of toe up socks and thought I'd try some with magic loop.
I had some self-striping yarn in my stash from some socks I frogged a while ago which was begging to be used and CO at the end of last week.




    I'm following the 'Short-Row Toe and Heel Basic Sock' pattern, I've never done a provisional cast-on before so that was a new experience which I will be increasing the tension on for the other foot! Otherwise, so far so good.
 This is going to be a hand bag project so may take some time to finish.

12 comments:

  1. Nice to have a new Blog to visit!
    Love the socks so far, I am always in awe of folks mastering the magic loop, I still haven't got around to that!

    x

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  2. Love the socks, i've never tried making any yet. Love the colours.

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  3. Welcome to WIP Wednesdays! I'm taking the sock plunge this weekend! Hope they come out :) Your's look great.

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  4. Looks like you're off to a good start. I have on occasion *cough, cough * used the yarn tail to duplicate stitch the cast on toe tighter to reinforce it.

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  5. I'm just the opposite. I've never knit socks on dpn's...always been a magic loop girl...mostly two at a time. But, lately, I've been wanting to try it out and see if I can get into double points. :-)

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  6. Those are great stripes! I love it when you try something new and find it actually works :)

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  7. Great colors! I love self-striping sock yarn!

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  8. Welcome to the club on Wednesdays! I just ordered that book and am excited to try the tow up method.

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  9. I love the way that yarn is striping up, I'm glad that you've found a pattern that agrees with it. :D And yay for new techniques, too!

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  10. Thank you for all your lovely comments, it's great to be able to share progress with other knitters. x

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  11. They are looking good already!

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  12. Nice color and "striping"! I found you through WIPW and my project is here:
    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

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