Monday, 28 December 2009

...peppermint sticks...

The socks are done. A fun and rather quick knit- but as usual I messed up! Didn't read the pattern properly, so that first braid is ....not a braid...the second braid is a double one...I reversed the direction of the cable and also the fairisle pattern on the second sock.Just thought I'd add a photo of some of our sheep- the go outside all year, and came down now when it started to snow to get some hay. They prefer to stay out! And they are all dressed in beautiful, thick wool.
Well, after all the misreadins on the socks, I decided I just had to figure out the braid- and a pair of fingerless mitts were just perfect! And now the braid went like a dream! Fun! I'll definitely be using that again on fairisle mittens/Selbu mittens.

Here's the whole set. Too small for me, but it goes into the gift basket.
  • yarn: Ida strømpegarn from Trysilgarn, 80%wool/20%nylon,50g/150m
  • circular needles, 2.5mm, and DPN's, wooden in 2.5mm
  • 100grams red, 50 grams white.
  • knit both separately and two-at-a-time(magic loop)

Happy Holidays- looking forward to a great new year!
Marit- on a snowy Norwegian westcoast...


psalm127 said...

Wow, those are great and mittens to boot! Wonderful job

Tama said...

Very cute set! I'm glad you got the braid figured out. It is my favorite decorative edge!

Love the sheep! They are so cute. Thank you for sharing them with us.

not just a mom said...

I'm with you on the braid. I had to frog a few times before I read the directions.

Love the set. I knew they'd make great mitts.

Lynn said...

beautiful socks and mitts; they'll make someone a wonderful gift.