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I decided to try making the Skew Socks again, but this time on one size up needles, to see if they would fit my big feet. They do, and with a little extra room (maybe more than is perfect, but close enough). I like this pattern for the wild multicolor yarn - crazy yarn is often really nice looking, but often garbles interesting patterns. Similarly, I made some baby legwarmers on a larger size needle for Baby S, which more or less fit her.



Now, since we seem to have run out of summer with a resounding Splat, time to finish up the shumashi sweater (it's fuzzy and warm to sit with, so I stopped for the summer).

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astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: August 25th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
How do you do the heel on the skew socks? I tried making up a pattern similar to that, but the topology of the heal confused me.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 25th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do not actually grok how it all fits together, but it does seem to work. Basically, there's a bunch of increases, and then you kitchener together 15 stitches with 15 others, so you've got this fold which turns into the heel. It ends up being a little bit of a point, but not really more of one than the corners of a toe on top-down socks.

Actually, it's a lot like a top-down kitchener-sewn toe, now that I think about it. A short-row toe is made the same way as a short-row heel! It all makes sense now! A little. :)
merastra From: merastra Date: August 25th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
>> sweater (it's fuzzy and warm to sit with, so I stopped for the summer)

Ah, I would not have guessed that but it makes sense.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 25th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
It got to the part where the whole sweater is sewn together, and needs the collar done, so it's this Great Big Fuzzy Warm Thing. Just a sleeve was okay even when it was hot. (Alpaca is light but warm).
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: August 25th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, variagated yarn makes plain stitches with interesting lines fascinating, where it becomes a jumbled mess of colors on a complicated stitch. :) Nifty socks!
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