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)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Made Myself Some Mona's - Kind Of

Last week when I sat down in my knitting spot late in the evening, I was tired and needed something easy to knit. Looking around, I spotted the leftover Dorothy's Destiny from Mom's Birthday Monas. It wasn't going to be enough for a complete pair of socks, but I knew I had two other little balls of left over Dorothy's Destiny across the room in a bin to finish the foot.

I quickly sketched out the Mona stitch pattern reducing the stitch repeat from 16 to 14, so I could knit a pair for myself on 56 stitches, cast on, and started knitting without ever having to get up out of my seat.

These will never be prize winning socks because the change in dyelots is very obvious.

I do like the 14 stitch repeat pattern very much and will use it again.

This is a very pretty stitch pattern for as much ribbing as it has in it and the ribbing sections make for a nice snug fit.

Pattern: Mona from Knit. Sock. Love. by Cookie A. modified for a 14 stitch pattern repeat.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Dorothy's Destiny.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.


Sheri said...

Very nice, and inside your shoes, who will notice the colors? You make changing a pattern seem so easy. My brain doesn't work like that any more.
Hope you're feeling better. Teeth can really get you down!

Jan said...

That's not a change in dyelots. It's a design feature! Seriously who will know apart from you when you wear them. They look good.

kathy b said...

good for you......i love knits for me.....

Alwen said...

A) They match,
B) Yes, inside your shoes, you have toe socks.

They're a great pair of socks!

Judy S. said...

Nice work! I hope you're feeling lots better and had a great Fourth!