This week I’ve mainly been working on my Pucker Socks.
I posted about mosiac knitting on Wednesday. It seemed that this is a less known technique than I realized. So here are some action shots that will hopefully make it clear just how easy this technique is with stunning results.
I work with the current strip colour (the orange yarn). The contrast colour (the dark brown yarn) is off to the side.
Until I get to a stitch in the contrast colour I need to slip.
I slip the stitch.
And resume the strip in the current colour.
That’s it! I’m following a chart in the pattern that tells me when to slip stitches. Unfortunately all of these slipped stitches have a drawback. They take away the elasticity of the fabric. I was originally following the pattern with two row stripes but it turned out too tight. I ripped back and made the stripes one row to help increase the elasticity of the fabric. It was not enough, my instep is very high. After I post this I will have to rip back to the ribbing and restart these socks on 2.5 mm needles instead of the 2.25 mm I’m currently using. And what do you know, I just actually looked at what needles the pattern calls for and its 2.5 mm. I guess I should have followed instructions the first time.
My Rocio Cardigan has made some progress. I cast off the body so now I need to pick up stitches for the sleeves and button band. I’m simply not good and picking up stitches for sleeves. This project might be on the back burner for a while.