Funny you should mention it Kat -- went to JoAnn after work and got some #1 wood dpn's - had a 50% off coupon -- Yea! The metal just doesn't feel as good, so I'm a happy knitter again. Did my rib in #2 & switched to #1's for the pattern - looks better. Got through the first pattern.
Does anybody have a "toe " pattern to do a split toe, ie to wear with flip-flops? I found one that has no toes - manicure socks... but I'm looking for a "mitten" type.
I think there's one on knitty.com.
I'm finally making some progress after "frogging" my work twice! Thought I would post a picture.
It's always fun to learn something new. I never used a chart before! I'm anxious to get to the heel and actually see the rest of the sock! I read all the posts and they are really helpful! Thanks again for all your great input! BTW I'm using Jitterbug. The color is Velvet Damson #118. Needles are size 2.
That will be great to see your picture of your doctored chart. I am always looking for new and better ways to knit by a chart.
I am also working on a lace knitted wrap. Of course it is done by a chart. I wrote each row out on paper and the repeats. That has helped, but I am excited to see how you color code your charts.
Terry--What a beautiful color!
I have a question about the charts again. I know that this chart is numbered all on the right side. From my experience knitting from a chart you knit from the right side on row 1 then knit row 2 from the left side. Now do I knit all rows from the right side as numbered?
Good question. If you're knitting flat, you read charts from both sides. If you're knitting in the round, you knit every row on the chart from right to left. So, yes, you knit all rows from the right side as numbered.
Hi Kathleen, congratulations and becoming editor of Knitting Daily. I'm just finishing a pair of socks, kniting the rib so will catch up when I've finished. Only a couple of days. I like Cookie's sock patterns - have made several. I have some Opal Sock yarn so I may use that or some of my own dyed wool.
See you soon,
Really beautiful! I'm a blue person ...and your pattern makes those color variations bloom. Well done!
I really hope you do. I MUCH prefer toe up socks. :) I'm going to try this knit along though. Wish me luck! I'm just learning about heels!
I am enjoying this pattern because after the first repeat I can follow what is on my needles. I have transferred to Magic loop and away I go.I will see what happens at the heel when I read what others are experiencing in problems.I am using Noro Kureyon sock yarn in a mauve mix.I am still awaiting the emergence of "monkeys".I may enter this finished project in our local Fall Fair.
I like the way you think. I must be living right or something cosmic is going on, but a friend held a mystery sock class at her house last month, and it was the Monkey Sock. I started and restarted 3 times and will restart once more with #1 needles instead of #2; my sock was too big and to the point that the pattern just wasn't evident. A great pattern, and a great idea for a KAL.
This is for Kathryn M on the toe up socks - I do toe up all the time (I'm going to try to do the Monkey that way - just follow the chart backwards!). There's a good free pattern online called "You're Putting me On Socks" which have a nice heel - but often I just run a normal heel doing the flap along the bottom of the heel or I do the sock as a tube and do an "afterthought heel".
Hi Kathleen, Great to have you with us!
Do you use a reinforcing thread along with the 100% merino? The feel of merino is always nice, but doesn't wear so well for socks.
Can you please tell me how to find the KAL for the monkey socks?