So the first sock became a hat, its a very Christmas-y hat what with the with the ribbed brim and the bright red body. And did you notice the bobble on top? funnily enough the hat fits just fine though i have no idea what I will do with it. Wear it? Gift it? who knows.
Despite what I thought was the small size it fits me just fine if not a tad bit short.
Yes that is a bobble on top. The hat is wool/mohair – brim/bobble Lamb’s Pride Bulky and the main hat is actually a really shiny skein of Mondial red cotton I had lying around.
And there was barely any pattern, but I know if I don’t write it down I will forget.
CO60 K2P2 rib for about an inch. Switch to red, K in ST for 3 inches or so.SSK every eight stitches knit next round
SSK every seven stitches knit next round
Continue in this way until you are at SSK every 1 stitch.
Next round SSK all around Repeat until there is only one stitch left. Switch to white create bobble. I did a pretty large bobble of Kfb 8 times into single stitch, turn sl 1 P7, turn sl1 k7, turn P2tog, turn K2tog, K2tog bind off, pull through top of hat and use excess yarn to help stiffen the bobble.
But after my little adventure in hat land I have returned to the original plan. Stockings, it doesn’t help that I also suddenly want to knit dozens of other gifts. But I’m making progress.
This morning I added a couple more inches on the subway and bus despite falling asleep on the bus for a little while. I think I will be turning my first heel on the ride into the city or, at Beer and Knitting tonight.
I do seem to be getting extra shed on the red Lamb’s Pride, I have no idea why, but i may avoid it for further socks, but we shall see after blocking.
I’m free handing this first stocking pattern but we’ll see how it goes. Since this is the most traditional sock. I mean some of my other color schemes include:
2. Slytherin + Celtic cables
Did I mention the plan is to make 13/14 of these? Technically that’s only 7 pairs of socks in 2 1/2 months. Doable right? *fingers crossed* Its not like I have any large time consuming things in November like National Novel Writing Month or anything.
Maybe I should invest in some super bulky yarn at Geek Knitting on Thursday.
Here is the stitch pattern on the sock:
1. K3, p1, *k4 p1* *repeat til last stitch k1
2. k2, p1, *k4 p1* *repeat til last 2 stitches k2
3. K1, p1, *k4 p1* *repeat til last 3 stitches k3
4. p1, *k4 p1* *repeat til last 4 stitches k4
5. Purl entire round
Repeat rows 1-5