Sunday, December 16, 2007
variations on ribbed socks - variaties op geribde sokken
I love knitting socks, and my DD loves wearing handknitted socks. She doesn't like it when they slide down, so ribbed socks are best. And she loves blues, so what's a mother to do ? To add a bit of interest to the knitting, I was looking for 'different' ribbings.
This is the hedgerow sock, a free pattern on the internet. I already showed these flat, but it's only when you see them on a pair of feet, that you really can have a good look at the stitch pattern. The colums of rib incorparate a textured stitch, that's going down into the heel flap. Neat.
Knitted in Klazien's creaties 'Arwetta', bought at the craft fair in Den Bosch.
And this is the mock wave cable sock, found in Interweave's book 'favorite socks'. The book was a present from Cate, this summer.
The mock cables are formed by increasing and decreasing, in the same way as the 'spiegelsokken'. Here it creates zigzag cables. I could not memorize the pattern repeat, which is OK, because that's why it took me longer to finish these socks.
Knitted in Annabelle 'College', bought in 'Dumpies Wolhuis' in Gent. Very nice discount yarnsale, limited opening hours. Bumped into it, not planning to buy yarn that day !
I had to throw away 2 pairs of socks from DD (probably more then 10 years old). So, I'll have some catching up to do.
Both Knitty and Magknits are online magazines with interesting patterns. I found these ribbed socks that look intriguing :
- thuja Knitted in a sportweight yarn, so that will go faster.
- back to basics
Interesting pattern, because it incorpates all kind of new-to-me techniques (magic cast-on, knitting on 2 circulars, toe-up), and yet, you get a basic pair of ribbed socks. I already tried the cast-on, and it truly is magic.
- tweeds Also knitted in a sportweight (but in a cotton/lycra blend), and an 'inside-out' rib
So, lots of ideas, but I promise I won't overdo it !