Sunday, 24 September 2017

Finished: Baby Tank Top

I've finished a little bit of knitting.


If you would like to see more, head to my new blog.

Catherine x

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Some more socks!

Just popping by to say hi! It has been a while since I last posted. Today I am going to share with you my latest work in progress, "Lazy Sunday" socks.


The pattern is from Simply Knitting Magazine, issue 157.



The socks feature a stripy zig-zag pattern which is achieved using a crossed stitch.   The stitch pattern is quite easy to do, once you know how,  but I have to admit I was totally flummoxed by the lack of explanation!

Luckily my trusty "Knitter's Handbook" came to the rescue. It looks a bit dated now but it really is an excellent resource for any knitter!

The stitch pattern basically involves working into the front or back of the second stitch on the needle, drawing the loop to the front of the needle, then working the first stitch as normal and slipping both stitches of the needle. Easy when you know how!

I can't find this pattern on Ravelry but if you wanted to knit something similar I found this pattern on Ravelry. Business Casual socks is a free download. I have't knitted these socks but they look very similiar to me.


I'm knitting my socks in the recommended yarn, which is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply. The colour I picked is called Blue Lagoon. I've not used this yarn before, but I think I will buying some more as it knits up well and it comes in a lovely range of self patterning and plain colours!

The original socks are knitted in Passionfruit Cooler which is another gorgeous shade.



Hopefully I will be able to crack on with these soon and have some finished socks to share with you.

Also I'm on Ravelry, feel free to add me if you like.

Happy knitting

Catherine

x

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