Thursday, April 2, 2009

Flat Feet sock attempt

The sock pattern I have selected is "His-Her Crew and Knee Socks" from Interweave Knits, Spring 2002.

The green thread pictured is necessary for what is known as a Provisional/Invisible cast-on. Wow did I struggle with that. I couldn't sort it out from the magazine glossary; but this great online tutorial did the trick: Invisible (Provisional) Cast-On Also known as Looped Cast-On

As you can see I am now taking out that yarn to put the "live" stitches on my other two double points.

Another reason I selected this pattern is because I have never done a sock from the toe up before so this is something else new. I wanted a relatively quiet texture pattern in case the color mix is really busy.

This pattern is a challenge for me so I do have another option if I get fed up. Unfortunately I am also working on another set of socks that is also not a mindless pattern which means I need another project for my mindless needs.

This last photo I am going to submit to Conjoined Creations. They have a very fun, ongoing contest to get more photos of people using their yarn. You can get entered in a drawing for yarn prizes which is hard to pass up a chance to try for. :)


  1. I have a great mindless project for you to try...a mitered square blanket. Totally mindless and you end up with something that resembles a knitted patchwork quilt.

  2. Thanks! I haven't done a mitered square blanket yet; although I have thought about it more than once and I am definitely always interested in trying something new.

    Thankfully this sock pattern is coming along easier now that it is in the body because it is basically a rib on the top and stockinette on the bottom. But WOW...the invisible cast on and the increases/decreases building that toe... :)

    Standby for the mitered square blanket. Seems like that might be a good stash-reducing project as well.