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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
More for TBTO'KT
My days are now occupied with work on the MG rewrite, which I plan to finish this month. This rewrite involves more work than most of my revamps because I'm adding material to the book, not slashing and cutting. But it's coming along, and I'm sure the book will be better for the additional material (I think) (I hope). But in the evenings, I still knit. It preserves my sanity, and my Big Tub O' Knitted Things is slowly starting to refill.
These are the first TBTO'TK socks not to have a specific recipient in mind. They'll just go in the tub, for whenever I need a pair of size 7-8 socks as a gift (you'd be surprised how often that happens). Unlike the other leftover socks, these were made from just two yarns- the black and white was an Opal yarn called Dalmation (for obvious reasons). The other yarn was a USA colorway from some German company (the ball band is long gone). It consisted of mostly red and white (the pinkest white I've ever seen) stripes with occasional bands of blue and white *stars*.
There wasn't enough of either yarn to knit a pair of adult socks, but together, they combined swimmingly.
...even if the white stripes are pink...
I had another largish ball of leftover Opal yarn, which was supposed to be self-striping, but I sure couldn't find a repeat in it (to divide it out for socks). So I used it for a hat instead.
I love the little curlicue at the top.
And just in case you were wondering- Spring won't be here for a loooong time...
Diamond Rib Lace Sock
Rnd 5 of the lace pattern should read:
Rnd 5: YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO, K 2, YO, SL 1, K 1, PSSO, K 2 , K 2 tog, YO, K 2
The Chart on page 116 is correct, though the Legend should read :YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO
Round Worsted Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for the heel.
Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 12(18, 22, 24, 26, 30), sts, place marker, K to end of rnd.
Round Fingering Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
-page 32, 33
Page 32 Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 18 (22, 26, 30, 32, 36), place marker, K to end of rnd. Page 33, Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for heel.
Clarification : All foot measurements in the instructions are to be measured after the heel is finished. Measure the foot flap and gusset heel socks from the gusset edge, and measure the foot for short-row heel socks from the first full round after completing the heel.
When you come upon instructions that say knit as for, referring you to a different pattern for the next step (for example, to the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel), knit that portion of your heel as you would for the referred pattern. In other words, knit it in the same manner, using the same short-row technique as in the referenced instructions. Knitting "as for" does not mean that you are to use the same number of stitches (which would be impossible, since only the 40 stitch heel uses forty stitches). Work the first two rows of your listed heel instructions, and then continue in the same manner as the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel (in other words, work one more stitch on each row, before doing the decrease and turn), until you have worked across all of the stitches.
Listen to the Knit Picks Podcast Interview
40 minutes of me blathering on and on while Kelly Petkun of Knit Picks asks some very good questions. Twice.
You (individuals, not companies or corporations) may knit as many items from the Freebie Friday patterns (or any other original free patterns posted here) as you like. You may sell those items and make a bazillion dollars doing so. I would rather you didn't repost the pattern pages, or print them to hand out to others. Link to here so people can download their own copies, please. I would also prefer that you not teach the patterns as classes without contacting me first about it. Crediting the design and designer would also be nice.
I would love for people to send me jpgs of items knit from the Freebie patterns. I'll post them if any come in.
I'm a writer (6 mysteries, one mainstream novel, 5 knitting books, lots of designs and reviews, paper dolls, blather), wife, mother, and grandmother. I knit, I watch TV obsessively while I knit, I spin, I read, I listen to music, and I talk. A lot.