Knitting by Judy @ 11:46 AM
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Jaywalking in Nairobi

Finally! I’m free! I’m free!

Or at least that’s what it feels like.

Half way into November, the Socktober socks from hell are finally finished.

OK… I’ll admit it. I actually like them. Now washed and ready to go to their intended recipient at Christmas, they are incredibly soft and luxurious. I love the colors and how the zig zag in the Jaywalker pattern fits in with the African theme of the yarn color. This was a very happy marriage of yarn and pattern, and I am glad I listened to the yarn when it whispered knit me into Jaywalkers.

I will definitely knit with this yarn again.

I will probably not knit Jaywalkers again. I like the finished results, but I didn’t have a great time in the heat of battle. It just seemed like a fight all the way to the finish. I am sure that was an issue with the knitter, and not the pattern.

Please pardon the on-my-chair picture. The best only light in the house in the winter is through my dining room window, and the handiest flat surface is a chair. The colors are pretty true, at least on my monitor.

The Particulars:

  • Yarn: Regia Silk Color (55% wool, 25% nylon, 20% silk / 50gr 200yds per ball) in colorway 189, Nairobi — most of two balls.
  • Needles: Knitpicks Classic circulars, US#1 (2.5mm).
  • Pattern: Toe-up Jaywalkers.
  • Where I deviated from the pattern:
    • I used the Magic Cast On.
    • I knit my standard heel rather than the heel in the pattern.
    • I used Eye Of Partridge stitch on the heel flap.
  • Other techniques: I used the free end of the yarn to knit the heel so as not to disturb the color pattern on the rest of the sock.

Next up: The class socks. I have about 1″ of the toe done. Guess what I’m doing the rest of this rainy November day? 😀



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