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Sock! A Finished Sock

One Finished Rose Rib Sock

One Finished Rose Rib Sock

Elizabeth Zimmerman told us to “Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises” and that is what I have been trying to do – there has been some strange goings on with my oldest daughter, her friends and her friends’ mothers, but enough of that let us return to the knitting!

This is my Rose Rib sock. I wanted to do something different with this sock. It has no cuff, a band heel and a different toe (no kitchener stitch!). It has come together well and fits well – now for sock number two! (I have started it …)

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Knitting Workshop – Elizabeth Zimmerman

There are heaps of post-it notes stuck in my copy of this book and I’m only up to Lesson Two – Yoke Patterns Weaving and Finishing! I wish I had this book when I first started knitting.

Things like this …

It’s a good idea to form the habit of slipping the first stitch of every row in back-and-forth knitting as this makes any selvedge firm without tightness.

And I had no idea that knit and purl were the two sides of the same stitch!

Also, when joining the round you should use both strands for three stitches.

There is even diagrams about the way a stitch should look on the needle (for a knit stitch the right half of the loop should be in front of the needle.

There is information on decreases that lean to the right (k2tog) and the left (ssk).

This book is fabulous and I think knitters of all abilities would find something to interest them and possibly learn something new.

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