And I love it. (Draped on the persimmon tree in the back yard.)
Silk Garden Sock and Silky Wool by Elsbeth Lavold.
#5 – 40″ Addi Turbo Circular Needle and a #10 DPN for the bind off
- Used a KFB and PFB increase at the edges instead of the M1 the pattern calls for to allow for a loose edge.
- Kept the edge stitches really loose to allow for blocking and a neat edge that shaped.
- One starts at the top center and works down, increasing, we’re talking 450 or so stitches by the end. Calls for patience.
- 16 stripes, size medium.
- Border section cut short. Ran low on the silk garden.
- Finished size: 22.5″ top to point and 75″ wingspan
- Easy to memorize pattern repeat and so fun with self striping yarns. “Just one more row. Just one more row.”
- Bind off loosely.
I’ll make more. Small size would make a great, light scarf.
Used my blocking wires for the first time and I love them. You slide the tiny, flexible wires in strategically and pin them out to produce a neat, even sized fabric. Without, it would have taken at least an hour and a gazillion pins. Took 20 minutes, maybe and is so slick and even.
Detail of the pins and wires:
Annabelle approves. What a ham!
Can’t wait to wear it!