Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cookie A's "Sunshine

Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
From Cookie's book Sock Innovation. Knit with Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn and 2.25mm dp's. A very easy knit. the yarn is not one of my favorites but bloomed some when washed.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cookie A's "Kai-Mei"

Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
With Monkey finished I needed another sock to keep my fingers busy. This is Kai-Mei from "Sock Innovation". I am using Mountain Colors "Bearfoot" in Glacier Teal. The mohair in this yarn is making it very slippery, the stitches tend to slip right off the needles. Keeps me on my toes! The yarn is very soft and warm. The pattern was a little confusing on the set up round, didn't make much sense to me but i finally just did what Cookie said and it came out just fine!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Monkey Finished

Monkey Finished
Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
Cast on 2-1-11 and cast off 2-5-11. This is an incredibly fast knit. The pattern is very easy to memorize and looks great! I used Opal Sockenwolle in the colorway Rosenbeet and 2.25 Clover dp's. It's knit exactly as written in the small size.

1" ribbing
6 repeats for leg
2 1/4" heel flap
16 sts.picked up for gusset
5 repeats for foot
decreased toe to 24 sts.

I Love Them!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"Monkey" Feb. KAL

Originally uploaded by quiltingknitter
Cast on 2/1/11 and have finished 5 repeats of the pattern. I'm using Opal Sockenwolle in the colorway Rosenbeet that has been aging in my stash for several years . This sock is very easy to knit and it is quite interesting. It's Cookie A's "Monkey" and to me resembles the risen dough of monkey bread. Maybe that is where the name came from. Needles are Clover bamboo in size 2.25, quite bendy, but they cling to the stitches nicely.