Tuesday, January 11, 2005

More Socks!

More Sock news! I cast on for the second sock of the pair, second sock that I have knitted. These socks are great fun.

Since I am loving the socks so much, I decided to join a sock a long:

Apparently knit bloggers have declared this the year of the sock. Yipee. So, for all of us newbie sock knitters, a sock knitalong. Thanks to Jacq and Shelby for hosting! This looks like one knit a long that I will finish on time (April 1st).

The very cool thing about socks is that they are small enough that you can whip the first one out, discover a problem, and learn how to correct it for the first one.

Here's the issue with the first sock:

Do you see the problem? While I have knitted in the round before, I didn't have a clue about joining stitches. Thanks to Knitting on the Road I have learned the Cross-over join. This is so simple but makes a huge difference. After you cast on your stitches, you basically change the places of the two stitches that sit at the beginning and end of the cast on. This book is a great sock book. Not only does it have a wonderful section on techniques, but it has some lovely patterns. I have that Lorna's Laces sock yarn in my stash--might have to make the socks designed for the very same yarn!

What a big difference the cross over join makes! Take a look:

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