I’m trying to start my new year of blogging off right with a FO. Can you call a single sock a FO?
I finished the sock last night. MC tried it on this morning and it fit perfectly. I’m happy because it has taken me a year to knit the sock… it was meant to be a Christmas gift in 2005 but for some reason I could not get it started right. I only had to start it 3 times this year 🙂 If MC is lucky he might get the matching sock this year for Christmas. Heh!
Pattern: my own, 3×1 rib
Technique: toe up using short row toes and heels
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Regia Stretch Color
Needles: Size 2 bamboo dpns
I have knit toe up socks previously with short row toes and heels. I prefer to knit short rows to flap type heels… that’s just knitting though, I like the look of the flap heel better. MC has really skinny ankles so I had to keep the cuff snug. He complained that he could barely get the cuff over his heel so I’m going to try a more flexible bind off. I am trying the decrease bind off described in the Summer 06 Knitty. All I have to do is rip out the current bind off (oy). Then I can learn a new to me technique.