This sock had an afterthought leg. I have never in my knitting career heard of an afterthought leg, but I have now managed to knit a pair in five days. Tour-de-sock is a sock knitting competition that runs in conjunction with Tour-de-France (bike race) and is a challenge race. Each pair of socks (six of them) is going to be complicated and contain skills that most people don't use in their everyday knitting.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tour de Sock Round 1
"We have to continue to stretch our brains" Sue Stokes from Legacy Knitz Podcast. These socks fit the bill. I'm competing in Tour-de-Sock for the rest of the summer and they are going to make my knitting brain work.
These weren't really complicated to knit but the construction made me actually look at the sock differently. Essentially the sock was knit from the toe up, insert waste yarn, knit the heel. So I ended up with a sock that didn't have any foot opening. As shown in the photo above I wove my 9inch circs on each side of the waste yarn and then took it out. At a couple of different stages we had to take photos as proof that we completed the pattern the way it was written. I'm am really excited to see what the next pattern is going to look like! I'll keep you updated, it's coming out on the 25th!
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Holy cats! That is some speed knitting! And, cute socks!ReplyDelete
My fingers were working like crazy and then I felt a little lost without them, lol -SierraDelete
I love all your socks! So impressed. And there are so many!ReplyDelete
I love that I can use to many unique colors and still be able to wear them! -SierraDelete
Such an interesting texture!ReplyDelete
I gave them to my sister as she is a major shark week fan. -SierraDelete
what texture!! I love that you always have a sock on the needles AND it's always a new pattern.ReplyDelete
New patterns keep them interesting. The new sock for the competition is crazy! I'm don't think I'm even going to place, I just want to finish them in nine days:) SierraDelete