Girlie-girl socks

It’s been a while since my last post, but I haven’t been idly standing by. Oh no, I’ve been busily knitting and learning new and cool techniques and stitches. This picture above is the top of a new lacy sock I’m working on. This edge is called a Picot Edge and is basically made up of 5 rows of stockinette then *K2Tog, YO, repeat from *, then 5 more rows of stockinette. Then the magic happens… you fold it over and pick up the back stitch from the cast on row and knit it together with the stitches on the needle and ~TA DA~ you have this dainty little finished Picot Edge. Very feminine. I had to do this twice to get it right and there is still room for improvement.
This sock also has a mock-cable twist that adds a nice detail without needing to use a cable needle. It’s a very girlie-girl sock for sure. As you can see clearly, I had a lot of trouble with this pattern for the first 20 rows or so, but I’m finally starting to get the hang of it and can knit it without needing to reference the pattern. It’s slow going, but a turning into a really pretty sock. I wasn’t sharing it with the work because I was going to give it to my sister-in-law, but it’s too messy to give away. I’ll have to keep it and do another set once I’ve really mastered it.
The pattern is in the 2-at-a-time Socks book by Melissa Morgan-Oaks. I am obviously not doing it on a circular needle, 2 at-a-time. I tried… it’s just too much of a pain to constantly be pushing the stitches onto the proper needle while keeping the 2nd sock on the wire. Maybe when I get super good I’ll try it again, but so far I really enjoy working with the double point needles 1 at a time. I really love Melissa’s patterns though!!

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