Saturday, August 27, 2005

Channel Island Cast On

I decided for my next pair I would start with a Channel Island Cast On. "Why?" my wife inquired. Well, I hadn't done it before, it looks kind of neat, and most importantly I was up for a challenge. So I opened up Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet while watching a few episodes of Northern Exposure and went at it. Two hours later, I still was without success. A little frustrated (but not put off), I went online to see what I could find. Several guides and a few false starts later, I finally got it. This guide was the only one which really helped me. Some of the sites wanted me to put a doubled slip knot onto the loop, but this proved unnecessary.

Since I generally only allow myself to have three pairs of socks going at once, you may be wondering why I was casting on for a new pair. Well, both the Barter Socks and the Bowtie Socks are complete! I will post pictures tomorrow, since it's 2:30 a.m. now.


Anonymous said...

I haven't tried that one yet. It's kind of funny that the one site that helped you was also a male knitter *g*. BTW, the yarn for the fair socks was Koigu, in case you missed my answer.

Kenny said...

So, are you like me and are always looking to try new techniques? I find it really hard to pick out projects because I am always looking for something unique in it.

Other people can't figure out why I always have a hard time picking a project. I guess I don't just look at the project and want to knit it because it's pretty. It has to have something new in it.

So, so far, I've tried a sweater in the round bottom up, basic socks, entrelac, diagonal knitting with short rows, and a few others.

My next goal is fair isle. Any other suggestions?