Tuesday, September 15, 2009
60 Stitch Socks
They are all Welsh Country Stockings, sock machine pattern adapted from dpn pattern by Nancy Bush, and using Jenny Deters' fair isle technique for the detail.
There are size Medium. Recall that I normally knit size medium on 54 needle cylinder, but switched to this cylinder to accommodate the 4 stitch pattern repeat in the detail.
The yarn is my own 1 ply woollen spun 70/30 Wool/Nylon, fingering weight.
I like working with 60 stitches (even if that means 6 extra stitches to kitchener) and I can see it would be more versatile for pattern work than the 54 due to simple math.
The fair isle work was quite different on the 60 cylinder, compared to the 72 cylinder, but I figured out a working rhythmn after a couple of pair and it was off to the races.
It seems each machine, and each cylinder have their own personalities, and it takes a bit of time to develop a working relationship ;o)
(Akk...does anyone know what happened to the spell checker on blogspot....it seems to have vanished!)