Monday, June 19, 2006

Fair Isle Sock/Slipper

This pattern came from "The Knitting Stitch Bible" by Maria Parry-Jones. The pattern is called Feminine Fair Isle on page 191. I used my small gauge Wonderloom and knitted on 32 pegs. I did K1 P1 ribbing for 10 rows to create the cuff, 15 rows e-wrap, heel, 5 rows e-wrap, 28 row pattern, flat stitch toe, finishing with the Kitchener stitch to close the toe (thank you Tracey from "Tracey's Journal" for posting a link to the video and who is also "The sock loom godess" in my eyes, LOL). When I first tried the Kitchener Stitch I had a heck of a time getting the stitches off the loom onto the knitting needles so for the second sock I found it much easier to transfer the stitches from the loom onto stitch holders and then transfer them onto the needles.

6 comments:

Katty_katwoman said...

BEAUTIFUL...I love them. I guess I am going to have to get my EFG sock loom out and start trying socks. Especially since I have all the looms and the yarn. And, I've been watching Tracy too to see how she has been doing! So....guess my next project is going to have to be a sock! GREAT JOB...they are BEAUTIFUL.

Dixie--Indiana

LizAnderson said...

Would you look at those socks! Girl, you've figured out socks like nobodies business! Three cheers for you :)

Peggy's Place said...

WOW....Girl those are beautiful.

Great Job!

american girl in italy said...

i am patiently awaiting my wonderloom and knitting stitch bible... you got me hooked! :OD

Tracey Carsto said...

You do fabulous work Kansas. I haven't ventured into Fair Isle knitting yet. I have the same pattern book you do though, so as soon as I finish knitting a couple of projects for a friend I'm going to do some playing.

Connie said...

Hi, I would love to know how to do the fair isle that you show on these socks? If you could please email me at connie@knitknotpurlcurl.com Thanks!
Connie