FO Friday

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!

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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

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Side seam on leg has to be left unsewn, so the committee members can see inside the sock to see my work.

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!

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Side seam on foot – my seaming technique will be reviewed as well as my ability to work intarsia correctly, and construct a sock correctly.

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Diamonds over top of foot.

Here was my first attempt:

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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!!?)

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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6 Responses to FO Friday

  1. Brandon says:

    SO BEAUTIFUL! Just like you. 🙂

  2. Ness says:

    Very nice! I’ve long been curious about the Master Knitter Program. Looks like you deserve to be in it! Excellent work!

    • Thank you! It’s a wonderful program – I learned so much in going through level 1, and I learned just as much going through level 2. I’m very much looking forward to level 3 – hopefully soon!

  3. SweetPotato says:

    Great work! Definitely looks like the work of a master!

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