Archive for March, 2008

More Socks

March 2, 2008

Wow — these socks went really fast! Probably had something to do with the fact that they were mostly plain stitch — I wanted to watch the Trekking colors change and see the detail from the shaping.

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These are also from the Cat Bordhi book New Pathways. The Upstream Master pattern. I used Trekking XXL for the first time — the color changes are mesmerizing! My usual 00 needles, circular to handle the shaping (I’m getting used to circs — I may change permanently.)

The Upstream pattern puts all the gusset stitches on the top of the foot:

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I’m still having some challenges with getting the fit right using her numbers. I seem to need to round down on measurements dealing with length, and to add a stitch or two to the heel area to get the sock over my foot comfortably. These are better than the red Coriolis socks, though, so I’m making progress.