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Friday, February 05, 2010

Start of John's Birthday Socks

Son John's birthday socks are underway. It's another stitch pattern from Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper.

The base of the pattern is a k5, p2 rib. Perfect for socks to fit well.

The yarn, selected and supplied by John as a birthday gift for me, is Happy Feet. He thoughtfully bought three skeins, so I don't have to worry about running out while knitting man size socks.

The stitch marker? It's hooked in the first row of the ten row stitch pattern.

All I need to do is count stitches up from the marker and I know which pattern row to knit next. According to this picture, there are four rows done and I need to start back on row 5.

Everytime I knit row 1, I move the marker.

Pattern: 70 stitch basic socks. The stitch pattern is from one of my stitch pattern books, Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper. It's a simple 7 stitch knit purl pattern with a knit 5 purl 2 ribbing base.

Yarn: Happy Feet. 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon.

Color: Dark blue.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.

1 comment:

Colette said...

I really enjoy your blog. I love the way you approach your knitting and document your progress for your readers. I was fortunate enough to find a copy of Beautiful Knitting Patterns in a used book store for $3.99. Happy Knitting and best to you, John and your fur kids.