Thursday, April 29, 2010

the socks with embroidery touch

two socks adventure

Two socks inside each other on one set of double pointed needle was a real knitted adventure.
This method is very old, and I have learned it from a magazine called ( Piecework Jan-Feb 2009). This is a wonderful magazine with a lot of historical information.

what I want to say about this method is ,it is very similar to the double knit if you practise it once, and it is very easy to learn if you get the idea to work separately yet on one set of double pointed needle.
I think we can use this wonderful technique to make two hats, two sleeves, two mitten, or may be two gloves. I think it can be developed to do many different things.

I use the two different methods to carry the yarn ( English and Continental ) , and it was very helpful to not mix the two yarns and not join the two layers.

Cast on separately

This picture shows you how we cast on separately.

Cast on stage

In these pictures, we distribute the stitches alternately on four needls and join to start the adventure. I have used two contrast colours to show you how we cast on and how we distribute the stitches.

cast on stage in details

You can see the outer sock and inner sock in different colours in these pictures.

The ribbing stage

You can say how the inner sock faces the outer sock here.

Leg stage

You can see both socks are inside each other; they face each other, so the outer is purl and the inner is kint.

My flab heel

The original pattern have made the flab with Stocknit stitch, but I have changed that and made mine with a ribbing flab heel.

Flab heel

Turning heel

Here turn heel for both socks

Gusset stage

Both socks with each other in a gusset stage ; this was a good adventure. I didn't imagine it will be so easy like this. ( thanks God lol)

Foot stage, and decreasing for toe

You can see the inner sock appear from the outer sock.

This is the last step

In this stage you will work separately , and using Kitchener stitch to close your socks.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My first mitten

This mitten is my first one, and it is top-down mitten with invisible thumb. I have just learned this technique.

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