Sunday, January 16, 2011

Halfway to an FO....

I finished sock one last night of the VanDyke sock from Wendy Johnson's Toe Up Socks. I used Paton's Kroy Socks FX yarn in Clover Colors, colorway. I adjusted to pattern to fit me, sizing for the foot straight from the pattern fits me, but I needed to increase some stitches for the leg portion, which I did, two stitches at a time evenly spaced on every other row until I had the required number of stitches. Also, the instructions are for double pointed needles (4) I used the magic loop method so had to adjust accordingly but it wasn't hard to do, if you are using magic loop, just keep in mind that needles 1 and 2 are your front needle and needles 3 and 4 are your back needle. No worries. I also used the Turkish Cast On which is my favorite all time toe up cast on. And I used JSSBO for the bind off at the cuff. If you haven't tried this bind off I highly recommend it, see Cat Bordhi's instructional video Here. I used my favorite US 3 bamboo needles, which are available in the Store by the way. I love these needles because the cable is always supple and the needles fit my hand perfectly.  The cable length is 19.5.

Over all I am pleased with the sock even though I think it was a bit fiddley. And I am looking forward to casting on it's mate today.