Sunday, 6 October 2013
Master Coriolis socks
Love the colour of the yarn, loved the pattern in the book. I was really excited to make these.
The pattern is the Coriolis pathway in the book: 'New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One' by Cat Bordhi.
These are toe-up and I hadn't done these “Whirlpool toes” before: you increase every so and so many stitches (in something like six places?) in one row, and then not again for a few rows. The result is a gently rising spiral. It even turns slightly. I would have liked to make them symetrical but I increased both the same way. Something to think about if I use this toe again.
I was fascinated by the spiral that winds its way up the leg. I just thought that this line would go around the leg for the second time much lower down than it does. I thought I had done something wrong but looking at other examples on Ravelry now I think my spiral just didn't start early enough in the foot section.
I did the cuffs in a K2, P1 ribbing - I love this because it is a little flatter than a K2, P2 ribbing, lies smoother and doesn't look as odd when it gets stretched.
But the problem was that I bound these off a little too tight. I knew that I didn't want to do them too loosely because then the socks wouldn't stay up, but I didn't realise that the socks would start to feel very uncomfortable when I wear them for any length of time.
I think I will need to re-do the bind-off which will probably make them sit too loosely so they'll slip down. To prevent that I will then have to weave elastic thread through the inside cuff.
It just feels like it's so much work that I haven't made a start on this yet. Result: they sit unworn in my sock drawer. Shame that.
I also made a second knee-high pair of socks that suffer from the same fate. I haven't dared make a third pair yet, so my reaction of this failure has been a bit of a sour grapes attitude: Oh well, I didn't like them that much in the first place. As if!
I had high hopes with both pairs. When I make another pair I will have to keep the elastic thread ready for the cuffs. I'm not going to commit the same error a third time.