Baigneuse's Knit Fit

Just a place to post picts of my little ol' knitting projects.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ruby Slipper Sock

DONE!

5 Comments:

  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Hanane said…

    That is sooooooooooooooooo Cute!!!! I love it!

     
  • At 1:09 AM, Blogger Erica said…

    You rule on so many levels. This is amazing.

     
  • At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Those are beautiful!
    What's the pattern?
    And yarn?
    Etc. Etc.

    Janey
    janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca

     
  • At 7:04 AM, Blogger Baigneuse said…

    The basic overview of what I did using some baby weight black yarn and white yarn along with some red Knitpicks sock yarn:

    I did the black and white stripes for about 14 inches, 2 at the top done in ribbing.

    When I got to the heel flap I started the red portion of the foot.

    The gusset was picked up in red as well but across the instep I knit with the black and white except for 5 stitches on either side. This was the difficult part of the sock was because of that b&w portion. As a novice sock knitter I didn't know how to overcome the problem of having the yarn you need on the wrong side when you knit in the round. I had to carry it across the back so it is quite messy on the inside. A better knitter would have to resolve this issue.

    The red part of the instep had the beading. I used the crochet hook method rather than stringing them onto the yarn. This gave a much more uniform appearance. I put the bead on the tip of the crochet hook. I then picked the stitch off the left needle with the hook and slipped the bead onto the yarn. Then I put the stitch back on the left needle and slipped the stitch onto the right needle. I then knit the next stitch.

    I beaded every other row and I alternated which stitch had beads so that it looked evenly spaced.

    I kept beading the instep of the sock all the way to the end of the toe.

    That's basically all I did. It is a very plainly knit sock with some color changes and beads.

     
  • At 9:48 PM, Blogger Kenny said…

    I love these socks. The Wizard of Oz is one of my all-time favorite movies too.

     

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