Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The 2 balls of variegated sock yarn were purchased at a LYS last week and the 100% silk on a cone came in the mail the week before.

Niebling update: up to Round 103, noticed that there's a 3rd area where the tension in the design seems somewhat tight so will switch to larger circs again.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Niebling update

For the next 6 or so rounds I'll try switching to a larger circ since there seems to be some tightness at this point in the photo then switch back to 2.0mm until later, (much, much later - about Rnd 139,) when the same tension issue occurs.
- up to round 71 of 221.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Niebling KAL

Lena 09/06, pg 22 (written in German)
http://tinyurl.com/ywduee NAYY
I don't know the name of this particular pattern designed by Herbert Niebling.

One swatch;
- loden Jaeger Superlamb, merino wool;
- 2, 24" 2.25 mm circs.
- up to Rnd 50
- 10", 25+cm across

... then another start;
- Anchor Lily crochet cotton, size 50 (nb: not 'Anchor', but 'Lily/Daisy')
- 32" 2 mm circs
- up to Rnd 40
- 6 1/2", 16.5cm across

- presently, no socks OTN, but there are quite few tempting KAL's starting March 1.
- purchased a 150g cone of pale pink 100% laceweight silk

Friday, February 09, 2007

The 60% Solution

YAHOO! Toe up socks ...
I reused yarn from frogged 'zigzag' socks http://tinyurl.com/2bnv8t to attempt toe up socks for the second time, couldn't get feet into the first ones. This time I used 60% of the total stitches for the heel as opposed to the usual 50%, now they hug my foot AND I can get them over my heel, just need to finish making the cuff then wash. I like the yarn's patterning/colouring changes, shows up better on a plain sock vs the earlier 'zigzag' socks.

I used the following links for these socks;
- Wendy's toe-up sock pattern http://tinyurl.com/25uxap
- Turkish cast on http://tinyurl.com/2f86oh
- advice from Yahoo sock groups - see right side bar

- 32" 2.0 mm Inox circulars, 2 at once Magic Loop
- CO 12wraps/24st
- toe shaping, increased each side every other row with KRL, k2, KLL http://tinyurl.com/yvejgn to ...
- a total of 68 stitches around foot, 5" stockinette
- short row heel over 40 sts, (approximately 68 sts x 60%,)
- dec to 16 sts (next time will dec to 10 or 12 sts for a narrower back of heel)
- leg, 3" stockinette
- cuff ribbing, k2, p2 for 3-4" over 64 sts
[edit NB - should either use larger needles here or do cuff over 68sts or inc to 72sts rather than dec as cuff/bind off is a little snug, might redo this cuff]
- ladies shoe size 6, (foot and ankle 8 1/4" around, instep 11", leg 10" around)