Tuesday, September 05, 2006

ONE SOCK finished

I have one sock completed. Hurray!!! Hurray!!! And to ensure that the dreaded Second sock syndrome doesn't set in, I have cast on for the second sock and knitted 3 rows while watching the kids at football today. I am a bit fearful of knitting at football, as one of the kids (not my own!) broke my glasses last week. Football kicked into face = broken glasses. As hubby said, they are only 3 year olds, maybe 4, how can they do so much damage. Well they can. Anyway, movin on........

The sock doesn't look too bad at this angle, although there are a few biggish holes in my heels for the short row shaping. I think it's the p3tog thru the back loop that's causing it. I'm not too worried about it.

Again, here is a shot with the kids waiting to get into the action.......


On other knitting news, I am struggling with the instructions for Cambridge Jacket, Interweave Summer o6. When shaping the armhole, the instructions state -
" BO 5 sts once, then BO 4 sts once then 3 sts once. Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 2 times".

Does this mean BO 5 sts, knit the rest of the row, purl back, and then BO 4 sts knit the rest of the row and then purl back etc....
OR basically bind off 12 sts (WHY didn't the pattern just say so!)
OR some other permutation that I haven't quite realised!

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

7 comments:

RooKnits said...

Well done on the socks. They look fab! Good luck with the other one. I would think your first guess is correct - sometimes I find it helps to draw a picture on some graph paper what it would look like if you did what the pattern says (only because I hate frogging!)

Rain said...

The sock looks great.

I thought your first suggestion was right too, the pattern really should have been written better.

Kim in Oregon said...

Love the socks...what yarn is it?
don't worry about the holes, that is what leftover thread is for!

ruth said...

love the socks! and your kids are so cute. =)

as for the pattern instructions - my guess is your first choice (the BO sts are on different rows, not all at once). it IS poorly written. =P

Dipsy D. said...

I so love your sock, you did a fantastic job with it - such an awesome colorline!
As for your question, I'd also say that your first guess is the correct one - it's certainly a strange way to write a pattern!

ra said...

ooh, nice sock!

Re. Tempting how do you manage to make your knitted things looks Sooo good? I realise that having a good figure helps, but the damned things FIT you. Mine never seem to do that. I'm envious! (but only a bit. Well done, it's fab!)

Kathy said...

Sock looks awesome. So stripey. I LOVE IT. Remember the old circlage trick with the holes. :)