Cutie-feet, Franken-feet August 17, 2007Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
Cuties first, of course:
So adorable they almost don’t need a baby. But a baby they shall have – she’s due to arrive any day now.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Apricot & Cherry
Modifications: Because Shine Sport is slightly thicker than the yarn called for, my gauge was a little off and I ended up doing one less increase (and therefore one less decrease).
I only made one strap buttonable – I forget why, but there was a reason. And since I had no idea how big a baby’s feet might be, and no baby handy, I got nervous and decided to make adjustable straps. As you can see, there are two buttonholes for each button, fat ankle position on the left, newborn skinny ankle on the right. At least, I hope that’s how it works out!
(The blue you see is just the yarn I stuffed them with for the photo.)
And remember Frankenstein? Well I completed his bride:
She is, of course, far lovelier. Relatively speaking. This time I took into account the narrowness of the pattern and so instead of adding in an awkward skin-graft of an insert after knitting, I did these weird increases after turning the heel (which is the first thing you do), decreased before turning the toe, increased again after the toe and then fudged it all to make it come out right (needless to say, I did not manage to make my increases all the same size).
And then did a somewhat more conventional increase in-pattern up the ankle. And I didn’t flub up the provisional cast-on at all this time.
They do fit perfectly. (I hope you appreciate that I modeled this on a day with a heat index of 100+ degrees. All for you, dear readers, all for you.)
Pattern: Knitty’s Sox on 2 Stix
All very well, this pattern (yes, it works, yes it’s clever), but really, I’m fine with socks in the round on dpns. Got some Knitpicks sock yarn on its way as I write….