Saturday, November 22, 2008

More Socks

The Mermaid pattern by Lucy Neatby seemed like a good choice for this wild Sockotta yarn. I like the way the colors swirl but think a softer yarn than Sockotta would show the design better.

Red Heart's Heart & Sole yarn kept calling to me from the yarn section at Fred Meyer. I couldn't find a matching place in the yarn so the socks are not identical. The yarn was soft and easy to work with. These are made with Razzle Dazzle - pretty wild but fun. The pattern is Broadripple from Knitty.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fingerless Mittens

My sister really liked the flip-flop socks but wanted a pair for her hands. So I made a couple of alterations to the pattern and got the results shown. Instead of casting on 34 stitches, I did 36. After setting aside the 12 stitches for the toe (thumb), I knit 5 more rows before doing the ribbing at the top. And I used size 4 dpns so the finished product was a little looser and softer.