Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sock Mojo

I finally have my sock knitting mojo back. It kind of left me after battling some Panda Bamboo/Elastic yarn. So far I have knit 3-1/2 pairs of socks in June and with all of the matches of the World Cup being televised, I should get considerable knitting done between now and July 11. Right now some serious "real football" (Ok soccer) watching is going to be done. Germany vs. Australia. May the German team win. It is expected by the German Nation. At least I am going to be a nervous wreck for the next 90 or so minutes.

The loading of pictures of the socks knitted will have to wait until the game is finished.

Germany 4, Australia 0. Unfortunately, the Australian team seemed to be outmatched.

So here are the pics.

I have knit this particular pattern before. It comes from a German sock knitting group. The photo doesn't show the main color very well, but imagine a very dark green with lighter greens. The yarn used is Regia Line Steps color; needle size was US 1-1/2 or 2.5 mm.

The pattern is called "Nine-to-Five" and can be found on Ravelry. I am almost certain I have knit this pattern before, albeit with a different name. The pattern is quite simple. Knit 2 tog., leave on left needle and knit stitch again x 2, then purl 2 stitches. Yarn used is ON Line Supersocke 100 Cotton Stretch. Needles used were size US 1, or 2.25 mm.

The heel is knit with a version of the linen stitch: knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front. Return row purl.

And finally my least favorite yarn, Regia Cotton. In my opinion, the yarn looks and feels cheap. Basically, the yarn is so busy that I just did the sock in stockinette stitch.

Knit on, merrily.