Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Adventures in colourwork- part two

The continental knitting and colourwork trial runs have been working up to this, the sock of the month for September- Rubber ducky socks!
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The duck pattern is taken from the pattern Rubber duck socks by Renate Nilsen. I added a blue stitch to form an eye in the centre of the head and am working top down rather than bottom up.
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Inside:
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The colourwork is very slow going, each row of ducks took much more than an hour but I think I am getting the hang of it now.
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I have checked the fit and it will go over my foot, some of the floats on the back could do with being a little looser though so I need to work on that. I added an extra 8 stitches to the sock circumference as the first try was rather tight and a struggle to fit, this is equivalent to one extra duck.
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The heel and toe will be yellow and the foot plain blue.

9 comments:

  1. Hmmm, they show up on my screen, will see if anyne else has problems. Anyone?

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  2. I can see the ducky loveliness - on old skool IE

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  3. I see it and it's adorable!

    I'm afraid of color work and lace knitting mainly because they both require patience and concentration of which I lack in both. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished socks. Interesting about adding the extra 8 stitches. With the color work, you HAVE to take that into consideration which can make it tricky if you are in between.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Those are going to be awesome socks! I do enjoy colorwork but it is a challenge getting your tension just right. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. It is tough to get tension right in colorwork, especially on something that needs to stretch like a sock.
    I'm so impressed that you've jumped right in and are doing such a fantastic job! Adorable duckies!

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  6. Really cute and boy it does look like a lot of work. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Colorwork can be so tricky - keeping the tension is the hardest part. It does feel like it takes forever when you first start, but I always find that the further I get into the piece, the more smoothly it all goes.
    Can't wait to see the finished piece!

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