Tag: Design

Sock Design 101: Part 5

Before we finish off the sock design series, we have to talk about ribbing. Ribbing is actually a fairly important design consideration.  Ribbing at the top edge is what keeps a sock up if it is made of a less-stretchy stitch pattern, such as plain stockinette.  And no one is going to wear a pair…

Sock Design 101: Part 4

OK, I admit I got a little off track, and sort of forgot I had this sock design series going.  Apologies to both of you who have been sitting on the edge of your computer chairs, waiting breathlessly for the next post in the series. What do you mean, you weren’t? Oh, of course.  You…

Sock Design 101: Part 3

Oh, hi. You got that basketweave sock done all the way to the heel then?  Not quite?  OK, good, we’ll "pick up" where we left off.  (ha, ha, little knitting humor there.  Very little.) Last time we went through the exercise of setting up the basketweave pattern st so that it was centered on the…

Sock Design 101: Part 2

(This is the second in a series of posts discussing the process of designing DH’s basketweave socks.) We left off Part 1 with a completed toe, and have discovered that in order to have a sock foot that is about 7" circumference, we have ended up with 64 sts total for the foot of the…

Sock Design 101: Part 1

Oh, happy day!  DH has another pair of handknit socks, and I have one less UFO.  (Believe it or not, I’m down to just SIX UFO’s.  My advice is to keep an eye out for plagues of locusts.) I started these socks on the trip to New Zealand, with yarn I bought there:  Naturally Haven, a…