Friday, May 21, 2010

Kitchener Stitch, Grafting, Weaving: Whatever!

My first sock is complete. The hardest part of the whole process was understanding the pattern for these Quick and Easy Lounge Socks. As a beginner, if you choose to use this pattern beware of errors in it. One error I found and reported to the designer Liat Gat has been kindly corrected. However, as I went  further into the pattern there were other ambiguities. Luckily, my mom was up to my place for a couple days. Being an expert sock knitter, she was able to guide me through the rough spots.

However, I was on my own for the toe grafting! But look ma, one amazing Kitchener stitched toe from an absolute beginner thanks to the great tutorial at TECHknitting.



TECHknitting shows you how to graft the toe using a knitting needle instead of a tapestry needle. First, I tried the tapestry needle using using another well done tutorial at AC Engineered Knits. But, the result was a loose seam. Using the knitting needle easily gave a weave size the same as the sock's stitches.

One down, one to go!

Happy Fiber Arts Friday at Wonder Why Gals!

9 Comments:

Sara said...

Oh thank you for the link! I usually do toe up socks, but I have a lot of top down patterns in my Rav favorites and I don't have the smarts to reverse the pattern stitches. Thank you thank you thank you!

Lisa said...

Great job! You work fast!

Kathryn Ray said...

How exciting! I'm working on my first sock too.

janet said...

Great looking sock! You are fast:)

Not ready for handspun said...

The sock looks great! I rely heavily on internet tutorials - seems like there's a tutorial for just about everything these days.

AllyB said...

Ooo, pretty socks! Great job on the toe...those videos are priceless. Nothing like having a tutor at your beck and call 24/7.

jessecreations said...

Your socks are beautiful, well done!!

Jess

WonderWhyGal said...

Love the socks!

Desiree said...

Congrats on your first pair!!