Monday, April 10, 2006

One waffle, hold the syrup

I finished the first of my waffle stitch socks this weekend (finally!) and the jury's still out on it. I wanted to try a different stitch pattern--something other than stockinette--so I tried a new pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I love the book! It offers so many options, and the patterns are so easy to follow. I think I just picked the wrong stitch pattern for me. This knit up much bulkier than I'd imagined. Take a look at the stitch pattern.

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And the finished sock.

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The Socks that Rock yarn is nice to knit with, but I can't believe how much it pools! This is the most pooling I've experienced on any garment. Since it's going to be on my feet, however, I can live with it. Just for fun, here's the other side.

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See what I mean? It'll be interesting to see how sock number two turns out. Time to cast on!


goodkarma said...

I think the sock looks great! The whole pooling thing is such a mystery. You never know how the stitch pattern + needle + gauge + yarn will come together... like the surprise in your box of Cracker Jacks! :)

Vicki said...

I love it. I think the stitch is really interesting and the pooling is fun. Overall, great sock :)

Beck said...

I love the pattern and the color! Very nice.

Kathy said...

Isn't that neat looking! It *will* be interesting to see what the second one does.

sgeddes said...

I like the stitch pattern. I'm used to wearing ribbed socks, so I don't think it looks too bulky. It will be interesting to see how well the second sock matches the first.

LaBean said...

I'm not sure if pooling would piss me off or not. I think, if I see a swatch of the yarn and it's not pooling but MY work does it might make me mad. One thing I learned though is that simple things such as the stitch count and the direction a sock is going in can really make the difference! I made a pair of socks out of LL Lorikeet once, and one was toe up, the other was cuff down. Stitch count was different too, I believe and one sock striped and one pooled. Go figure! I saw a similar sock pattern online.. I like that waffle stitch but I'm not in the market for more books at this time. I'm going to have to find that pattern!