Saturday, February 14, 2009

I started the harika socks!

I finally started the harika socks that I have been wanting to knit since the first time I saw them.

I wanted to use yarn from my stash, and I wanted high contrast yarns, so I chose Maizy in Bittersweet and Meadow Mist:

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The cuff is very unique and something I have never tried before. You actually knit garter stitch back and forth (not in the round) for several rows which looks like this:

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and then you twist it around to form the cuff like this:
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Then, you finally join it into the round and continue the ribbing. After about 6 rounds of ribbing, my sock now looks like this:
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As I said, this is a very unique sock pattern! It's very challenging, but it is fun trying these new techniques! This is also my first pair of socks using two different colors of yarn, so it is fun to try my two-handed fair isle knitting once again.

And don't worry, I am still working on the Inner Truth scarf! I was just anxious to cast on these socks, so now I have two active projects! (Not to mention my lingering UFO's that I still want to finish for the UFO KAL...)

1 comment:

Keli said...

Thanks for the pics; you learn something every day.