Thursday, October 29, 2009
Cable-Stitch Anklets (Sans Cable)
Pattern: Cable-Stitch Anklets
Yarn: Soxx Appeal, 96% superwash Merino wool, 3% nylon, 1% elastic, colorway 9510
Needles: #1 (2.25mm) Knitpicks dpns
Comments: The yarn is really a pale sage green, but it photographs more bluish. If we get another sunny day in this century, I will try to get a more accurate picture of it.
As you can tell from the title of this post and the socks, I left out the cables on this lovely vintage pattern. The yarn just did not show the cables well and it didn't seem prudent to put all that work into a pattern that would not show well. I have used this yarn before on my Purl Trax and Lake Geneva Socks. It has some elastic content, so you might need to stretch it ever so slightly--but not too much--to get the proper yardage, look and fit. But the comfort in the final product is worth the effort.
*Modifications were this: a Dutch heel...
And Joan's Favorite Toe (thanks, Joan!), which is more rounded than the wedge toe I usually knit.
Even without the cable stitch, I like the way the ribbing has that little extra "nub" in the purl stitches. So simple, yet so effective. The reverse side also looks good and makes me think that a scarf in this pattern even without the cable would be pretty.
*Why do knitters modify patterns? I'm as guilty of it as the next knitter, or more so. The reasons are too numerous to count and I have my own excuses for it, most of them purely subjective.
Posted by Kay-From the Back Yard at 8:11 AM