Wednesday, August 29, 2012
For the MFKR 2012 we had a KAL and these were the Kilt hose that we were suppose to make. This pattern is the same as the green ones I posted before, but on heavier weight. It is a lot faster when knitting if your yarn is bigger and these were a lot faster to make than the previous pair. Each sock is 100 grams and because the yarn was on sale, each sock is $2.00 in materials. I got $4.00 in total, while the green pair was $24.00
As you can see the calves needed shaping as well. I made these pair a little bit different. The cuff is a bit tighter and I am sure I can wear them without a garter or elastic. I actually made two sets of elastics for under the cuff. This pair fits better than the green. The kilt hose is really hugging the leg and the foot. These were made on US 1 until the gusset got picked. I changed needle size to US 0 2.00 mm to make the gusset decreases and the foot. I also made the heel and the toes with double yarn. There are more to come, but I leave for the MFKR 2012. See you in a few days, wish me luck in the design contest, I am submitting a pattern! Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Just dropping a note. I started the second pair of Kilt hose. I really want to learn how to make socks that are custom shaped. I am learning a lot as I go. This wool is over spun yarn I got from Knit Picks a while ago, it will be very sturdy. It knits a bit quicker with less repetitions and of course less knitting, The cuff is wider and I like the way it fits over the top of my calf. I may need a garter, or I may not. I am making my own kilt hose flashes. Hope you enjoy the journey of my second adventure on kilt hose. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
This has inspired me to make my own Kilt Hose pattern. I can tell you that the most difficult part was modifying the calf, but don't be afraid, is not as hard as you may think. The Cable pattern, of 14 Stitches is simple to make. Making a cuff should not be a problem either.
So here they are, I am getting a nice Goldenrod Flash garter for the Hose and I hope they look Flashy enough. I thought the same thing about designing some kilt hose of my own. The harder part was to figure out the Decreases and now I know what to do. It looks like I am carrying Klingon dagger in my sock. QaplaH'
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Sunday, August 05, 2012
They are not Klingon, but given the pointy sticks that I am using, they look more like pain sticks of the Klingon kind. These Sock is very comfortable and it only took 75 grams of the 100 grams from the skein. I used Cascade Heritage yarn. I did not do the heel flap reinforced, but I did make it with US 0 , 2mm dpns , picked up the gusset and decreased, continued the body on size 0. This made a big difference in the way the fit my foot, I must use the cliche, fits my foot like a glove. The pattern was modified and I learned a lot about how I knit which is the main purpose of the Knit Along or KAL. I always tell people to observe the way the crochet or knit to learn what to do. I casted on the second cuff using a circular needle, and instead of starting with the Round with a cable, I started with a plain Round. It is a lot easier to graft a non cable Round. This is the best fitting sock I have ever made in my life, and I am hoping to make some more. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Here I am working on the project, I am hoping I get more work done today. I am hoping Sunday finds me with a completed sock and another started. I have ripped this baby three times. When something is not working , no matter how hard it is, you need to let go and sometimes you need to restart. I did the cuff twice. I did the centered decreases twice, I just did not like the way they look. That's called knitting. Is not about perfection, it is about doing the best job possible. This pattern presents a challenge. It starts with 84 Stitches, I know for a fact that it is too big for my foot, but not for my calves. Decreasing makes sense. You decreases at the center of the heel flap, or what will become the heel flap . You decrease ONE stitch every other Round, one side at a time, i.e. decrease one stitch left, knit a plain Round, decrease one stitch on the right of the middle point. You have to take into consideration the stitch you are decreasing and the direction of the decrease, it will make the difference between a SSK or a K2tog or P2tog.
I may have to knit an extra repetition, I don't know yet, I will try them on at 7 and see if they work. Right now I am at 5 repetitions of the cable pattern on Round 14 .I have a feeling I will have 8 diamonds, the last repetition maybe done on size 0 US or 2.0mm needles.I truly Like Dpns for this kind of work, but I do put them on circulars to try them on. Thanks for stopping by, the pattern is Kilravock. Thanks for stopping by!
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