Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Two Pair of John's Basketweave Ribbing Socks

CIC socks in John's Basketweave Ribbing patternAs promised, here is a picture of the CIC socks knit to try out John's Basketweave Ribbing.

I put a piece of cardboard in one sock to stretch it out enough to show the purl ridge in the ribbing and the continuation of the k3p1 ribbing running down the instep without the basketweave.

John's Basketweave Ribbing stitch has an eight stitch, twelve row repeat. The stitch pattern, originally from a chart in The New Knitting Stitch Library, is written out for knitting in the round here.


Six inches of cuff for John's Basketweave Ribbing Socks in Opal Handpainted 14John's Basketweave Ribbing Stitch is making a handsome, stretchy, rich looking, easy to knit man's sock for Son John's birthday. This six inches has taken me very few hours knitting 64 stitches on Addi Turbo #1s.

I'm loving the colors in this Opal Handpainted 14. All the Opal Handpaints are a soft, plush sock yarn with a different feel from the normal Opals where the dye is painted onto the yarn. I love working with it.

My plan is to get the sock down to the approximate toe decrease by the time I leave for the airport on Thursday. Then I'm going to put it on waste yarn, pull out the needles, and take it with me to Idaho so he can try it on.

That's the closest I'm coming to taking any knitting on the trip with me.

As fast as these socks are knitting up, there shouldn't be any problem knitting the second sock after I get home. The finished pair needs to be back in Idaho in time for his mid-March birthday. I'll let the USPS handle the final delivery.

I'm liking this pattern enough so that I may write it up and publish it on Stitches of Violet. Anyone interested?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! I'd love to have this pattern for an adult sock! I made your Old Shale Two Yarn Sock also. You do a great job writing patterns! This would be a nice pattern for the men in my family, and ALSO the ladies! Your socks look wonderful.

Nancy

Bliss said...

That pattern looks great! I would love to have any pattern you want to share - I'm your #1 blog reading fan. :0)I am in awe at how many items you get accomplished in a short time from socks for family to wonderful CIC items. And you love dogs! Love of knitting and dogs is a great combo.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? Of course we'd like the pattern! And it's not just because we're cheap (although we are) and appreciate just any old free pattern. We like YOUR patterns! I'm jealous that your family actually appreciates your socks. My family has proved unknitworthy in the sock department, although they will wear sweaters. Dorothy/Missouri Star

Maureen said...

Oh the Opal yarn is just beautiful! The basketweave pattern shows it off so well too! You are a champion sock creator!

phoenix_anew said...

Those socks are BEAUTIFUL! Love your socks, and your blog is one of my must-reads!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, please, post the pattern! I printed the Old Shale for future use and am currently knitting socks w/pink Opal Uni solids inspired by your Valentine socks.

MA said...

OH I would like it if you posted the pattern! That sock looks amazing!

Birdsong said...

Yes, I would love to see you post this pattern as well.. you have re-inspired me with sock knitting! I made so many pairs for my family at one point that I kinda burnt out, but can't wait to finish up a couple projects on the needles right now so that I can tackle the Old Shale socks.

Debbie said...

I am knitting these socks now. Your pattern is so easy to follow! I am starting my 3rd section of 12. Thank you.... will post pix when I am done...