Jean Murdoch

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Westport, CT, United States

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Waiting for Irene!

Actually waiting for hurricane Irene to hit the north east. Had a golf tournament cancelled because of the storm coming this weekend...but what a great time to sit indoors and knit. Just got a delivery of some needed cotton yarns so I can now start on the "dancer" (yoga) scrunch socks I have been thinking of doing. You know, no toe and heel but a great leg of cable combinations to scrunch. Really a relaxing look but warm for the ankles and lower leg. We will see how that goes.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Looking For A Pattern

Last week of July I had gotten a picture from a woman of a pair of socks that she wanted to have knitted for her. It was an interesting project in that I had never really gotten an order like that. I tried looking for the pattern and asked the question to the different chat rooms I belong to...but never got an answer so...I decided to try to duplicate the pattern from what I saw in the photo.

It was quite the challenge...and I guess the real challenge was finding the correct yarn (Cotton) and weight that could carry the look. Then there was the size and gauge of knitting. I tried #2 needles and ended up with #3. The Yarn was a cotton sports yarn from Knit Picks (Comfy Sport). I knitted an example for the customer and she liked what I did. So I proceeded to do the job. I did add a little elastic thread to the cuff for a more stable fit and did alter the first sample I did to make sure it would fit the customer's dimensions.
So I think it all worked out really great and will try to do this sock again. Very nice scrunch look and cozy comfy feel.

This is the photo sent me and the result.

This was the front view result.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Braided Cable socks

Sometimes when I sell a pair of socks I feel a little sad to see the sock leave it's little place on my finished projects shelf. As most of the socks I knit are usually patterns that I alter or redesign or just expand on, this pair took a bit of time to figure out for some reason. I really love the way they turned out and was trying out the Bare Stroll yarn from Knit Picks for them. Just off white enough to give that warm white hue. Love these and hope they go on feet that love them as much. 
Braided Cable socks


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