15 January 2009

My latest WIP - toe up using magic loop!!

I thought I'd join in with the KAL in ravelry this month, which was to knit a toe up sock. I have never tried this before so thought it would be good to learn something new.

I chose the express lane socks which also called for magic loop knitting, which I actually really like now I've tried it.

I've done seven repeats of the pattern so far for the foot, but think I will need to add one more for my feet to get the correct length.



The pattern actually came out better in the photo than it looks in real life, as the yarn is quite variegated and i wasn't sure how clear it would look....


.. and I had to post a picture of the toe - done using a provisional cast on (why do I put myself through this??).. I had to cut it out in the end as I think I knitted through the wrong part of the crochet chain, oh well, it turned out ok in the end!




6 comments:

Jackie said...

Socks looks lovely! I've just started a pair of mittens ~ knitting on 3 needles ~ and am finding it a lot more difficult than thought it would be!

LizzieJane said...

They look wonderfully warm and cosy already, I don't think I could knit a pair of socks if my life depended on it!
x

Busy little Bee said...

I am knitting a winter cap right now on 3 needles and I am not good at it in that size even. I admire your work very much, it looks great. I wish I was as good as you.:o) By the way, a new award is awaiting you on my blog. I hope you like it.:o)

Denise said...

that does look nice and the yarn colors are pretty. I don't fancy trying the magic loop, I did try once ages ago but didn't really like it so I'm sticking with my dpn's because I actually do really like using them.

ellie said...

I have awarded your blog Esther! :) Just check mine for the details. And these socks, you're great talent! :)

Grooveycrafts said...

I love the colour of this yarn and the pattern is great too. It will look really nice warn.