Friday, August 19, 2005

Butterfly fluttered by

Here are four repeats of the hem, knit on US7 needles.
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It looks so...loose, but I guess that's the point. I'm just not used to the look because I'm more familiar with crocheting lace, where thin cotton yarn and a tiny needle give you very crisp stitches and a defined pattern.
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The color is 'bleached', which is a milky white. I may end up dipping this in hibiscus tea once it's done, to give it a hint of color.
And here is a peak at one of my orchid socks. It is in limbo at the moment, mid-calf high and awaiting a fancy don't know what yet bind-off. I'm past the ankle on the second sock. I wanted to make them knee-highs, but have had trouble getting the increases to look good. I wonder if it's better to make knee-highs top-down instead of toe-up? Anyone know?
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The colors in this picture are incredibly accurate...what with all the gloom outside.

9 comments:

eastern white said...

butterfly lace looks perfect!! mine looks even looser as i knit with US8. i love the orchid sock, is this your original pattern??

jacqueline said...

i was planning on starting butterfly in a couple of months time after i get through a few other projects first. but my resolve is being eaten away...bit by bit.

tweezer said...

i love that sock and the color. knee highs are great, too. can't wait to see how they come out!

Marie said...

The butterfly will be gorgeous. Great idea to dip it in tea.

Mamie said...

OK, you gotta stop showing off with the socks OK? You're killing me here. Well these are darn pretty too! Can't wait to see them finished.

li said...

nice! i just started butterfly yesterday - slowly getting the hang of knitting with KSH. great socks too!

dob dob said...

ummm nice sock i guess

MeMoiJa said...

Deeeeeeelicious. The sock. Pray tell, what pattern is that? I don't have any advice on weather top down or top up is better for kneesocks, though. But if generally you like the look of your decreases better than your increases, maybe that can guide you?

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