Saturday, March 07, 2009

Picots

In yesterday's Sockploration post I mentioned the picot edging. Below is a picture of the completed edging.


Since this was done on a toe-up sock, I had to sew the last row of stitches to the first. I found that to be the most time consuming part of the process. I love the results and will use this technique again. I used a needle two sizes smaller than the body of the sock, size 00, and knitted 7 rows before and after the picot row. I love the look on this pair of socks. It makes them even more feminine.

I'm very pleased with this pair of socks and must remember for future reference that slipped stitches pull the work in some. This sock is very snug but not uncomfortably so.



Sleeve #2 of the Cassidy pullover is almost finished. This sweater is shaping up really well and I'm sure that if I committed myself totally to this I would have it done in no time at all.



I recently discovered the patterns of cocoknits.com on Ravelry. I'm in love with Katarina. I have the perfect yarn in my stash, Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed, in two colors for this sweater. My dilemma is that I bought this yarn with plans to make sweaters for my brothers a few years back. I know that my mother and I would take much better care of this yarn than they would, but I'm feeling a little guilty about re-purposing it. They don't know that I have plans to knit them sweaters given the sizes I would have to make. Do you ever buy yarn for someone and then use it for something else?

4 comments:

Monika said...

I think I made one picot edge, or two so far. I love the look of it, but I don't know what's keeping me from doing more socks that way. It looks lovely on your socks too.

Calvin said...

Beverly, this is a beautiful pair of socks. The Picot edging does make the socks extra special looking. Are you going to be a knit-in Thursday? I hope to be there.

Lynne said...

Just love the picot top on your socks, really finishes them off perfectly.

Theresa said...

Wow, you're rocking on the knitting! great job!