This really should be a Masters Monday post, but I finished this yesterday, so why not post it today!
I finally finished my argyle sock for Master Knitter Level 2! This was my second attempt, and it looks much better than my first!
Pattern: Top Down Argyle Socks by Jennifer Donze (Cast On magazine Nov ’12-Jan ’13)
Yarn: Regia Angora Merino in 4 colors – white, light blue, navy blue and purple
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
Started: Nov 15
Finished: Nov 29
I made no modifications to the pattern whatsoever. It fits my foot, but I’m unsure as to whether it will fit my ankle – but that doesn’t matter because this sock will never be worn anyhow – it’s going to stay in my Master Knitter notebook. And I did not enjoy knitting it – intarsia is not my thing! – so I highly doubt it will ever get a partner, anyhow. Besides, I ran out of yarn (since this was my second attempt) so I’d need to buy more of this not-inexpensive-yarn to knit a matching mate. I may tackle another pair of argyle socks sometime in the future – but not anytime in the near future!
Here was my first attempt:
I had gotten even father than this with it – I had finished the instep intarsia as well – and while in the process of weaving in my ends at the color changes I noticed that I didn’t twist at a color change towards the end of the sock! Ugh! But it all worked out well, anyhow, because I like the newer pattern much better (a side seam makes so much more sense!) and I prefer my second color combination as well. This one was going to have navy lines.
So now all I have left to tackle is the vest and the written report! I’m going to start on the report today, since I’ve been procrastinating starting that. I figure the vest will be a fun way to end my master knitter level 2 work, so I’ll reward myself with the vest after getting the written work done. 🙂
Hopefully I’ll be ready to mail my portfolio in soon!!
Happy Knitting! (And report writing!!?)