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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Knit Unto Others - One

Knit Unto Others KAL button Knit Unto Others, a short, two week Thanksgiving knitalong where we knit to warm those in need of warmth.

My Knit Unto Others goal is four pair of children's socks for CIC. Here's the first pair.

First pair of CIC socks for Knit Unto OthersYarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes

Color: Violet

Needles: Clover bamboo premium circular knitting needles, #5.

This is my first project with bamboo needles, and I found them to be more comfortable for knitting worsted weight yarn at a tight gauge than Addi Turbos. In fact, I knit these socks in one day without my fingers hurting.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch, 7.5 rows/inch

Pattern: No written pattern.

The socks are knit on 32 stitches, 16 instep stitches, 16 heel stitches.

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 16 stitches, 6 rows.

Rows 1,3,4,and 6: knit

Rows 2 and 5: k, ssk, ssk, k,yo,k,yo,k,yo,k,yo,k,k2tog, k2tog,k,p

When working the heel, the purl stitch from the heel needle was moved to the instep needle. The heel was worked on 15 stitches. The pattern was continued down the instep with 17 stitches, each row starting and ending with a purl.

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