Monday, November 30, 2009

Rainbows in November

I finished these socks a couple weeks ago, so when my camera reappeared and the sun came out, it was time to share some November rainbows with you.

These socks were knit with Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn and were a wonderful lesson to just go with the flow and accept their fraternal-ness. I normally go for the understated when it comes to socks. Grey, black or white. Knitting, however,  has changed that. Why wear grey or black when you can have some hand knit goodness on your toes? And what a better way to cheer up a dreary month like November than to add some color to your feet!


Sock details:
Noro Silk Garden Sock, on 3.5mm needles, knit top down.
2x2 rib for the cuff then 3x1 rib for the legs, continuing the ribbing down through the feet. I used the knit1, slip1 method for the heel flap, which is one of my favorite methods. I typically weigh my sock yarn before I start and then allocate 25% to the leg, then when I’m within a few grams of that 25%, begin the heel flap.

And then there’s the Noro scarf which I’m working on.

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I picked up a ball of grey-brown, black and grey Noro and alternated it in a 1x1 ribbing with a very colorful Noro in my stash. Everyone who sees it is enthralled with the way the colors transition. Only we knitters know it’s Noro that does all the work.

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