Dienstag, August 15, 2006
I Go Wit' da Flow
I finally got a copy of the Fall Vogue Knitting and got to start Cat Bordhi's "Flow Motion" sock. I'm using a skein each of Meilenweit "Fantasy" and "Magico" so I'm getting a little larger stitch gauge than called for, but it's working for me.
Cat's designs really do work like magic. You know where you're supposed to go, but the route is not the one you usually take. You just have to turn yourself over to her in an act of faith.
This sock has the arch increases on top.
Then just when you're convinced you're knitting a hat instead of a sock, you make the first half of a short row heel, then decrease out all those extra stitches as you create a heel flap. I was sure it couldn't possibly fit, but it does, perfectly.
By the way, Vogue had some editing errors in this pattern. If you decide to knit it, be sure to check out the corrections on Cat's website.
P.S. Yesterday's picture of Trusty was a little misleading. He's not that big! Celia was holding him. He's about 14 weeks old and weighs close to 40 lbs.