I’ve been on a finishing kick! Simple K3, p1 socks to help my neglected sock drawer?
Done! Knit in colinette jitterbug’s Monet colorway, US 1.5 needles, 60 stitches, ribbed cuff, slipped stitch heel and plain foot. In spite of knitting an entire pair of socks in January I’m NOT considering joining the 12 pairs in 2012 craze. Nope, not at all.
Neil’s mittens, that he requested because wool is awesome?
Done! These were knit to Neil’s exact specifications. He picked the yarn (brown Bartlett worsted) the cuff (long) the mitten (fitted) the decreases (rounded, not pointy) even the pattern (put a tree on it) Wait, don’t see the tree? Try this:
Ok, so a garter stitch tree on a dark wooly background is tricky to photograph. But I swear it’s there. I borrowed* these mittens just for today so I could take pictures… They’re so nice I might need to knit myself a pair. I’m thinking green, maybe with the tree worked in white so it stands out. The catch is that there’s no pattern. The design moved straight from my brain to the needles in an almost subconscious manner. Right now the pattern goes something like this:
Knit a cuff-length ribbed cuff. Work standard thumb gussets when it is gusset time. AT THE SAME TIME work garter stitch tree as pictured. Work mitten decreases once hand measures to length of Neil’s little finger. Pick up held stitches and knit thumb.
That probably needs some more specifics…