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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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6 thoughts on “FO Friday”

    1. 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!

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