Monday, September 24, 2007

Socks socks socks

I have caught the sock-knitting fever! Don't ask me why, I don't know...

I'm hoping that my new entree into Ravelry will get me a few readers over here when I actually post things. (I'm rainwomanknits).

I have a question for sock knitters - what is a high instep, in sock terms? What's the measurement that means you have one? And what do you do to the sock if you have one? Does that mean high arches? That doesn't really make sense to me...because I don't think my high arches change the number of stitches I need for my foot.

Ok, next question. I have three skeins of Fleece Artist - two are Sea Wool, and the other is regular Merino 2/6. I have three sock patterns. Anyone want to help me mix and match a yarn to a pattern?

Yarns first:

Ok, Blogger is weird. I'm just going to pretend it's doing what I want. Ok, now for the three patterns - we have Coupling and Hedera from Knitty. And the Whitby Socks from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. The pic below is of Grumperina's Whitbys. I can't really find any good pics of the Coupling or the Hedera off Google, so go check out the pattern pics or stuff on Ravelry. I kind of fancy the cream/grey Sea wool for the Whitby...but maybe the fall colored Sea wool would be better for it? Which sea wool for the coupling then? And does that leave the mermaid merino for the Hedera? Maybe I should just do a plain sock for the Merino? I can't decide...


Blogger Beth said...

Hi, just came over from Ravelry.
I'm worried about the yarns obscuring the cables and the lace patterns. I can't decide.
I think Coupling would be great with any of the yarns though.
Just my 2 cents.

September 24, 2007 10:01 PM  
Blogger Kimknits said...

I may be a little dumb but I believe a high instep means the measurement around the heel to the top of the foot is larger than someone with a low instep. Socks that don't have a enough stretch, or enough stitches in the gusset area won't fit over a high instep (Jaywalker is an example of a sock I will never make again - can't get it over my instep).

Enough babbling - enjoy the sock knitting. I hate washing them but looovve to wear my handknit socks.

October 31, 2009 7:38 PM  

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