Thursday, October 31, 2013

Oh my, it's already the last day in October

It's Halloween or All Saints Day, but the little goblins won't be out tonight due to the weather.  It's miserable outside. It's raining, it's pouring, but thank goodness it isn't snowing. Not that any goblins ever visit us since we live outside the village and the house cannot be seen from the street. More socks have been finished since the last time I blogged and all of them will shortly be packed up and sent to the Motherless Child Foundation for transportation to the orphanages in Kazakhstan.

So here are photos of two more pairs of finished socks.
The pattern is Rainbow Cable (Regenbogen Zopf) by Sonja Koehler.  The pattern can be found on Ravelry . The yarn was hands-pun from roving by Yarn Hollow, a Michigan yarn dyer.  She can be found on Ravelry as well. 

The yarn used was Plymouth Stiletto. As far as I am concerned the yarn was a disaster: 3-1/2 knots within a fairly short length. The 1/2 knot were 2 pliĆ©s of the 4 plies. On top of the knots, the yarn knotted together was a totally different sequence than the rest of the yarn. Yikes. It’s a pity since the yarn was nice to knit with. I cast on 60 stitches and decreased to 56 stitches on foot since the pattern was not continued on the foot.
I have seen this pattern on various website. Basically the stitches are divided equally into as many sections as wanted and then the last two stitches of each repeat are crossed with one stitch offset each row so that the running stitch becomes a spiral.
Knit on, Merrily!