Thursday, 27 September 2012

Teeny tiny

My neighbours are expecting their first baby soon.  I asked if they would like any handknits, and Lorraine asked for baby socks, in wool.

These are so tiny I can hardly believe it.

The pattern is called Better Than Booties.  It was a free download from Interweave, years ago, and is by Ann Budd.  Knitted from the top down, exactly as a normal pair of socks, with 2mm dpns.  There is, as you can see, a picot edging to the top.  The heel and toe are worked with Patricia Gibson-Roberts' short row method, and the socks are finished with a zigzag cast-off along the top, just above the toe section.

I think I may have to make some more of these.

At the other extreme of the knitting spectrum, possibly - Ross is coming along nicely.

There is a slight problem, as I'm sure you can see - the fabric is biasing like nobody's business.  I know why this is happening, I think - it is the nature of the way the yarn is spun.  And now that I stop and think about it, I remember my mother knitting a dress some years ago with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan, which was a boucle yarn - and she had the same problem then.

Blocking should help a lot - at least, I hope that it will.  I want to like this yarn, the fabric feels so lovely, and I'd like to use it for a pullover.   Well, we shall see...

1 comment:

Fay said...

Those socks are just so tiny and precious! Gorgeous!