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May 1, 2007

Aunty Patty Blue Sockotta


Finished socks! These are for my aunt (which you could probably gather from the post title) and they'll be in the mail shortly. They're my standard generic toe-up pattern in Plymouth Sockotta. I hadn't knit with this yarn before. It's 45% cotton, 40% superwash, 15% nylon. So obviously it isn't as sproingy as a lot of the wool yarns, but it's plenty soft and I love the way the colors blend together.

And now I shall go back to re-knitting legs on my poor holey socks! (one's done, started the second yesterday)

The Stats...
Needles: size 0
Yarn: Plymouth Sockotta color #08
Pattern: generic toe-up stockinette, short-row heel, with some 2x2 rib at the top
Sizing: 14/needle at the toe, increase to 32/needle, 8" until the heel, decreased to 30/needle for the leg
SPI: 7
Started: 3-17
Finished: 4-28

May 25, 2007



I finished my Clapotis! I used laceweight instead of the thicker yarn the pattern called for so I did a ton more repeats than the pattern called for. I'm not exactly sure how many more, but I ended up using 24 stitch markers (that'll make sense to anyone who's actually knit the pattern) It's a fun pattern and I'm sure I'll knit it again at some point. I love how easy it is to modify it for different sizes/yarns!


I wasn't paying the best attention to where the halfway point was so I ended up needing to use just a tiny bit of a third skein. Like maybe 50 yards tops of that third skein. But I knew I had that third skein as backup so I wasn't too concerned about running out! I did make an attempt at blocking it since I didn't like the ways the corners were curling, and I like it better blocked! Finding a place long enough to pin it out was a challenge though!


The Stats...
Needles: size 3 (3.25mm)
Yarn: KP Shimmer in the Stained Glass colorway, two skeins plus a tad (about 920 yards total)
Pattern: Clapotis from Knitty
Sizing: 18ish inches wide by 88ish inches long
SPI: 7 in the stockinette parts
Started: 10-21-2006
Finished: 05-23-2007

May 29, 2007



This is going to be for the Harlot event at Webs tomorrow. I used a pattern from Knitty with Cascade 220 superwash. I figured superwash would be a better idea than something that needs handwashing for this purpose. Besides, it's Cascade which is such a wonderful wool!

I did have an issue with the pattern. Said issue is entirely mine and no fault of the designer! I'm just a doofus sometimes!

What I was supposed to do was knit the cabled band, and then knit the hat part, and then the band flips up so the part of the hat that goes across your forehead ends up with two layers. I did not notice this part of the instructions (again, my fault, no one else's) So I'm going along knitting the hat, stopping to measure it until I get the right length so I can start the decreases. I kept thinking, "This seems much too tall. Oh well, I'll trust the pattern, I know heads are always bigger than you think they are."

Do the decrease rows, bind off, I even wove in my ends! I hate weaving in ends!

And then I tried it on.

There's a good two inches of extra hat there!

This is when I went back and re-read the pattern and discovered what I had done. Of course if I flip the cabled part up, then it's the right size. But if I do that the thing will have the purl side out instead of the stockinette side.

I knew it was going to bug me, so I figured out where I should have started the decreases, unpicked my ends, and frogged back. It is now the correct size! The band doesn't flip up like the original, but it's a perfectly good hat regardless! And it will fit someone who is a human, as opposed to a conehead!

I mostly knit things like socks or if it is a larger project it's usually a small yarn/needles project. Heck, it's what I like so it's what I knit! But when I do knit something like this that is larger yarn/needles it always surprises me how fast it goes! (I know, I'm easily amused)


The Stats...
Needles: 8 (5mm)
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash - color 855
Pattern: Coronet from Knitty
Sizing: did the small size, but knit until about 6" instead of the 8.5" before the decreases because of my afformentioned pattern issue
SPI: 4
Started: 5-26-2007
Finished: 5-28-2007

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