Socks, Swatches and a Clapotis
My liberty socks are done, and a huge thumbs up to switching needle sizes instead of changing the stitch pattern to achieve calf shaping. It's a slick little keeper of a technique. The stitch pattern came from the new Interweave sock book (another thumbs up). I carried the stitch pattern down the heel flap, before getting really bored with it, and deciding to just work the ribbing pattern on the instep.
Next up was supposed to be the Tilt Jacket, but I'm not really liking the swatches for this project. The bodice of the jacket is knit on the diagonal, so you have to hit both stitch and row gauge spot on, or it just won't work. Briar Rose Colette is just a wee bit finer than the Noro called for, and in order to get gauge I have to use needles that are just to big for it. The pattern doesn't do the yarn justice, I feel, so I've scrapped that idea, and moved onto plan B.
Instead of Tilt, I've decided to knit the cover sweater from Lace Style, also new from Interweave. The feather and fan stitch pattern is perfect for this yarn, and the fabric is soft and very drapey. On 6mm needles this is going to knit up super fast, and will be a perfect spring sweater.
Finally, while I fiddled with different stitch patterns for the Colette, I knit a Quick Clapotis from ... Can't remember what the yarn is, actually. It's a thick/thin number, and works up to about 4 stitches per inch. Chris, do you think you can identify this one?
The finished scarf is chunky and warm, and amazingly soft. It's my new favorite! (Actual scarf color is nearer the close up image than this one.)