Monday, February 20, 2006

Argyle Socks

Pattern: Loosely based on Socknitter's Cybersock class
Needles: 2 24" US 2 Addi Turbos
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Wool Blend, and a few mismatched shades of Lang Jawoll grey
Special Technique: Intarsia-in-the-round, blind duplicate stitch, more procrastination
Started: July 25, 2005
Completed: February 16, 2006
Recipient: The Fool

The intarsia part of this sock was a lot of fun. In retrospect, I think it was a huge mistake to combine the worsted weight Debbie Bliss as the foreground with the fingering Jawoll as the background. It caused me great pain when I went to duplicate stitch the lines on, causing much unnecessary procrastination. Next time, I will intarsia up the whole damn thing, lines and all.

If you look to the left of the picture, you will also notice the lovely color gradiation in the foot. This actually isn't a dye lot issue; I had to switch colors as the old stuff was completely discontinued everywhere I looked.


Sockbug said...

Ahhh...who cares about the gray part, they look great! Argyles are on my attempt list, too!

knit_chick said...

No one is going to see the grey part. That's the part that goes inside the shoe. :) Not sure if I can handle intarsia, but yours looks very cool!

Wannietta said...

They are wonderful!! Intarsia in the round boggles my mind and yet I'm strangely curious. I will have to look into it one of these days ...

Celtic Knitter said...

When you knitted those diamond shaped thingies . . . did you have to carry the colours along the back? Weren't the yarn parts that carried over really long? Your feet would get caught on them when you try to put them on. I'm sure there's some fancy technique to avoid that . .. I wonder what it is??

littledevilworks said...

These ROCK. :)

djenn said...

Nice work. In the round, huh? I've seen a few versions of that technique, and tried one, but not with socks. And on two circs, eh?
Cheers to you for managing all those points and strands!

Anonymous said...

very interesting post