Saturday, May 15, 2010

One Thing Leads To Another

It's funny how lately I've found that one thing seems to blend into the next. Those that know me know that I've avoided colour knitting for years. All I was willing to do was stripes and that was it and even that I didn't do often. The only colour that I had in my knitting was what came from the yarn I bought. Enter the Fiddlehead Mittens into my life and I had to give colour knitting another try. That experience got me used to two handed knitting for Fairisle.

When I decided to learn how to knit a sock inside a sock the two handed knitting I learned was very helpful in my knitting the two socks, as you can see here. I found it very difficult to work this technique holding both strands of yarn in one hand. So to make sure the yarns don't get mixed I hold one in my right and one in my left. These socks I started yesterday. I decided to give these with some new Knit Picks Felici yarn I just got since when I am done I will have a completed pair of socks. The yarn I was originally using was Patons Kroy 3 ply doing one red sock and one purple sock. When that "pair" will be done I'll still have another pair to knit. By offsetting the stripes I'm hoping I'll be able to finish this pair without any problems. I'm very comfortable with the technique now so if I have the same colours come together I think I'll be alright.

On Thursday I bought Double Knitting by M'Lou Baber. I was reading the book yesterday and I came to realize that this isn't going to be that difficult since I learned how to knit one sock inside the other. The technique is very similar. This is so cool. Who would have thought that the Fiddlehead Mittens would have opened so many new possibilites in my knitting? Not I that's for sure. You live and learn.

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2 Comments:

  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger Micky said…

    I've always wanted to do this. Even got the book 2 at a time. But I would rather do them inside each other. Thanks for blogging about this. Now maybe I can make some more socks sometime.

     
  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Creativehands said…

    Now you've got me thinking more about that too....
    But have you been spinning? I have. It's not very good yet, but I think I get better every time. And it makes me happy!

     

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