Jean Murdoch

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Westport, CT, United States

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Earlier this month received a photo from a client who wanted me to duplicate a sock she had in cotton. Was an interesting project which will end up being a pattern in my shop at Etsy and Ralvelry.
It basically is an anklet sock with a chevron patten. The heel is a short row heel but interesting I am knitting another pair using a new heel to me...short row Japanese style. Don't know how it will turn out but want to try it out. anyway sent the socks to my client and hoping she will like them.




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another Scrunch Sock! Sold!

Well was interesting....finished this pink Scrunch Sock and put it on Etsy for sale.....These were knitted using the Knit Picts Comfy cotton yarn...My husband took these really perfect pictures and I saved them through photoshop. Spent probably and hour just uploading them onto my shop....BOOM...not 5 minutes later....they were sold. Seems that it was on the site for just a few minutes. No one saw the beautiful photos he took...so here they are! 
Thanks Dan.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mosaic or Slip Stich knitting

Just finishing up this Mosaic Sock...Interesting that I discovered while knitting this pair that the best heel to use was the "Afterthought" heel technique. I also. through trial and error that you can knit a nice rib pattern for the back of the heel. That makes the fit that much more snug and frankly I don't think I would use any other heel style while knitting an all over patterned sock that I don't want to interrupt the pattern....possibly stripe sock as well. It is a nice change to the basic flap heel.




Friday, January 13, 2017

Slip Stitch Sock Design

Still trying to work on slip stitch for sock. I did knit a couple of socks using a slip design and thought this might also work as a sock. Still trying to work out the pattern but think I can modify this pattern to work for a pair of socks. I want to make the white "dots" a bit smaller with more color surrounding the dots. This pattern as it is is called "Wasp Nest". Stay tuned. This one may become a pattern.



Happy New Year! 2017

So starting off the year with a pair of socks, knitted using Knit Picks Felici yarn. Wanted to try out this yarn for a while as reviews on it were really great for self striping yarn. Clearly was great to receive the yarn as a Christmas gift and dove into knitting this pair quickly. Actually was wonderful to work with and very soft. Will make sure i have this on my list of self stripe yarns.









Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Red Double Cross Cable

Well did finish the Red Double Cross Cable and up on my Etsy shop. In the mean time sold a couple of best sellers Scrunch Sock and Short Cotton Cable Socks! Got to knit a little faster and hurrah...only two more custom socks to finish before the holidays!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/493222683/red-wool-double-cross-cable-socks?ref=shop_home_active_1




Friday, October 28, 2016

Twisted Cable Cuffed Mitts

Haven't written in my blog for a while now but it was a long and busy summer with custom socks to do and lots of golfing and family issues....but back to work on my Etsy shop and trying to finish up some custom requests for the holidays. Can't believe that this year is almost over and I look back and think where has the year gone!!!!!!! Still have so much to do and so little time.
These were knitted basically to add to my Etsy shop as I had no mitts and had to get some in for the cooler days ahead. Love these and was a great opportunity to work the pattern to make sure it was easy to follow an.....the pattern was! On to a pair of red socks for the holidays and another custom order then maybe I can finally get to writing down the pattern for the slip stitch socks I did earlier. Yikes!





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