June 18, 2017
Cast on sock #2
June 18, 2017
Cast on sock #2
New headcanon from yesterday’s relisten of The Adventure Zone episode 47: this is what the thing that Istus is knitting looks like. (https://twitter.com/epersonae/status/849062937352392706)
author: Hope Nicholson
average rating: 3.90
book published: 2015
author: Isabel Greenberg
average rating: 4.43
book published: 2016
I just realized that this yarn goes really well well with this line, which I listened to again yesterday: “So you’re laying on your back and you’re looking up at the sky, and the sky is this… unnatural light purple color.” So that’s a thing.
(Altho in retrospect, I think my most recent Honey Cowl is a better color that way.)
JFC, yesterday I realized that I should’ve been decreasing for the last three repeats, so I pulled back and got reset at the end of the 2nd repeat. Aaaaaaand then I realized that the decreasing starts at the end of the 3rd. Ugh. Plus I’m going to have to do some rearranging of the stitches to get the decreases in the right places? This is not an especially well-written pattern, alas.
Either my row gauge is hilariously wrong, or this is made for someone with MUCH shorter arms than mine. (Did an extra pattern repeat at the narrowest point.)
Ugh this pattern is just not well written. I got all the way thru the gusset increases then looked at the picture in the pattern: yup, I was supposed to have been doing those added stitches in k2p2 ribbing. Welp, I’m not pulling back again unless I frog the whole damn thing, so I’ve just started ribbing from where I’m at.
Naw, but seriously this pattern. I totally missed the bit about casting on 2 new stitches when moving thumb stitches to scrap yarn. Although at least I caught it right away so I only had to pick back one round.
Did one repeat plus 6 rows after the thumb instead of three, because I don’t want them that long. (Oh, and didn’t do the 4 end rows, which I almost missed, because I don’t need the decrease.) I probably could’ve ended 2 rows sooner for the way I like them to hit on my hands.
Did the full 10 rows of thumb ribbing.
I am extremely ambivalent about these mitts now that they’re done. The cabling is off-center, and the forearm decreases and thumb gusset increases look sort of odd. But they’re comfy, and I hate frogging.
Next time I get a big thing of DK yarn, I might actually try rewriting, because I like the concept a lot.
This was my project for keeping my hands busy during the Catalog Summit. Was debating whether to use both skeins, but decided to make two so I can give one away.
Started heel flaps! Did 14 repeats of the patterns, looked to be about the length I like on my socks, a little nervous about running low on yarn.
(For the first inch or two of the pattern, I was having some thoughts that maybe the patterning was getting lost in the variegation. But now I think it’ll have a nice subtle effect.)
Finished gussets (tbqh, the hiya-hiyas I bought at Madrone are almost too short for doing gussets 2-at-a-time)
Had to put the socks on hold for a bit because I lost my tapestry needles and some of stitches were on the wrong needle for the toe decreases.
Today I finally got this taken care of and got into the toe decreases!
Ended up decreasing down to 20 stitches instead of 28 to get the correct length.
Used tubular cast-on
January 17, 2017
Just feels too tight of a knit. Maybe too bulky of a yarn for this needle? Going to rip back to ribbing and either switch to another pattern or try with larger needle.
January 18, 2017
Ripped back to the ribb…
So I don’t have a hard time finding it later:
R1: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, m1L, k1, m1R, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit
R2: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, k3, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit
R3: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, m1L, k3, m1R, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit
R4: N1 * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, k5, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit
continue on this way increasing on either side of the gusset and knitting gusset stitches until there are 17 stitches increased
next round: * k1, p1 repeat a total of 6 times, place 17 gusset stitches onto scrap yarn, CO 1 st, * p1, k1 repeat to end, N2 & N3 knit
Sleeves are DEFINITELY too long. :\ Otherwise, love this pattern!