Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sahara, Day I-Don't-Even-Know-Anymore

Jen, I couldn't find any way to contact you directly, so i hope you find this. For the autopilot socks calf-shaping, I increased one stitch at the center point of the heel (back of sock) about 6 inches up. I didn't actually do this, but i think the easiest way would be to place 2 stitch markers, one on either side of the increased stitch. For subsequent increase rows, you would knit to the marker, slip marker, then increase one stitch. knit to next marker, increase one stitch, slip marker. in doing this your increases will be contained between the markers, making a "V" shape. as far as frequency, I increased every 5 rows (4 plain rows, + 1 inc row), which worked out to approximately every inch for my gauge. i actually increased all the way up to the ribbing, because i knit 3 inches of cuff ribbing, but you could stop the increases whenever you want. i hope that this makes sense. it's a lot harder to explain it than it is to do it.

plugging away at Sahara
so i finished the cuff ribbing and knit one repeat of my sock pal's second sock, but i needed a break, so i went back to sahara. i finished the hem and am almost done with the neckband. it really annoys me that this third skein of silk is much more purple than the other two. i know, i should've alternated skeins, blah blah blah. i'm still annoyed. honestly i think the flash photo makes it look worse than it actually is. i'm gonna keep telling myself that, anyway.


  1. Heh - honestly? I thought you were using a different shade for the bottom hem and for the neckline on purpose. The line between colors is fairly pronounced but if anything it looks better than if the sweater were all one color. Totally a design feature! ;)

  2. I think it looks great. I wouldn't worry about the color difference at all.

  3. Thank you!! I thought this blogger automatic sign-in would post my email - I guess not. I really appreciate your help - your explaination made perfect sense!

  4. I agree with joanna. It looks like it's supposed to be that way - and I totally dig it!

  5. Beautiful! I love the different hem color. It looks like you did it on purpose!



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