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Back to the sweater mines - Qualified Perceptions
Back to the sweater mines
I started this pair of socks on Christmas, after finishing up the last of the actual gift projects. ilhander was very impressed to note that I was close to done at yesterday's football-watching, a day after casting the second sock on the previous evening. I am swift and zippy! The interesting thing about this pair is the diagonal shaping, which you can probably just make out if you look hard at the non-thumbnail size. Knitting stretches along the vertical and horizontal, and not so much along the diagonal (this is the opposite of woven fabric, which is why a straight translation of one type of clothing to the other will often not work as well as the translator would like); this pattern turns the bottom of the instep diagonal, so it's less stretchy and more arch-supporty. Of course, this means the top of the sock stretches more to make up for it, so I'm not sure how much of a difference it actually makes. I'll have to wear them to check. :)

Current Mood: cheerful caught up

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twe From: twe Date: December 31st, 2007 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I am far, far from caught up and will probably be knitting Christmas socks for another month or two. My poor sweater...
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