Friday, 3 November 2006

cables and ladders

Here are the 5 ply aqua socks, along with a couple of purple nodding violets. Actually no relation to violets at all, but they go by that name often.

The pattern is a fourteen stitch repeat, so to make things easy for me, I've actually been using stitches on four needles and knitting with a fifth.

I prefer three for the stitches, but couldn't be bothered using a marker in the middle of the instep row.

I haven't done a heel flap for ages and was reminded why when I had 28 rows of it to knit and still have to watch what I am doing with gussett decreases. The cable is done every sixth row and the ladder is a two row pattern.

I may get around to writing it up when finished.

4 comments:

Lori in Michigan said...

I love that pattern - an the color just makes it POP!

Great job!
Lori in MI

Cheryl said...

I absolutely love the color and the pattern of your socks. Great job!!!

Elizabeth said...

I agree, love this pattern and a beautiful color to set off its beauty.

Elizabeth said...

The pattern is gorgeous, and I tried to print it out, so I could make a pair. ALAS!! Nothing past the top 4 rows of the chart will print. Guess I'll have to wing it!

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