A quick post today since I simultaneously have and haven’t made much progress on the first of the two Monogram Socks.
As I may have explained last time, instead of an actual monogram, I’m modifying the pattern a bit and stitching a Periodic Table square onto the first sock and this makes mastering Intarsia all the more important – and that in turn make my not making things more complicated than they have to be. Between trying to dechiper the technique as explained in the pattern and the different instructions for the right and left socks, I missed the fact that the letters of the monogram weren’t knit with Intarsia, a technique to change colors without breaking the yarn or making the knitting bulky, but were stitched onto the finished sock with duplicate stitch after the sock is finished.
What’s weird is that I knit the letters beautifully, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to make smooth transitions between the square and the rest of the sock. In the end, I dropped a stitch somewhere in the ribbing and I only had the bandwidth to frog the whole thing.
Now that the fracture/sprain/contusions on my lower right limb are sorted out, I had the chance to start over and I may have just gotten Intarsia… There aren’t any holes along the square yet anyway, so I’m feeling pretty good 🙂 Here’s where the sock is now:
So, how are your socks going?
What? You’ve not started a pair yet and you don’t know where to start?
Go check out some cool and well written sock patterns found on my Free Patterns Page, Or if you need some inspiration, go see what my fearless co-knitters Hannah, Paula and Alex are up to. Don’t forget to link up to us so we can ooooh and ahhhh over your progress. Join the dark side, we’ve got cookies 😉