Jean Murdoch

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Westport, CT, United States

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Recycled Cashmere Yarn

I recently purchased from Thoughtful Rose Supply on Etsy. A shop that reclaims yarns from sweaters and other knitted items. This was a lace weight cashmere yarn...very fine. I am knitting using 2 strains of it. It is so fine that this pair of socks will be very thin in feeling but because it is cashmere will be very warm to wear. The thinnest of the sock makes it ideal to wear in shoes that require a finer weighted sock. The color is celery green and although it make take a bit longer to knit these socks, I am loving the very fine feel. I am using a pattern of purl lines to create a repeat diamond pattern. Wanted something subtle and I think these will be really very nice. The needles I am using are #0 (2.00 mm). I like to knit with small needles but this is probably the finest that I have knitted with.

Knitting with 2 strands.

Really beautiful diamond pattern.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Eyelet Lace Socks

I have always loved eyelet lace and came across a knitting pattern for knitted eyelet lace. I thought maybe I could combine the stitch into a sock and this was the result. Knitted using #1 (2.25mm) needles and Lorna Laces Sock Yarn (variegated "Magnificent Mile" yellows and very subtle)
Came out really nicely and actually am knitting another pair as I wanted to do a different toe and heel than these. Hoping to put these on paper some day....

Detail of heel and eyelets.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Alpaca Cable Socks

And today sold the Alpaca Cable Socks to a woman in CA. I really love the feel of this yarn and the very fine weight. is the shop and Jo March Lace  is the yarn. Really a perfect fine yarn for intricate patterns. Working on an eyelet lace pattern that would be great with this yarn...we will see. A bit pricey yarn but worth it.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Side Link Cable Sock with Ribs

Detail heel and cable.

Today posted new sock...actually had knitted this style for my husband a couple of years ago and he liked them for the snug feel. They are ribbed with side link cable running down the side. Lorna Laces Shepard Sock favorite knitted on #1 (2.50) needles. Heel is flat, no ribs...Really a wonderful sock.


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