WIP Wednesday 144 – Chicken Sox!

Happy WIP-Wednesday everyone!

Writing about ankle socks last Sunday apparently put a fixed idea into my head – I immediately cast on a pair after I finished writing up the Lace Rib sock pattern.

I really, really liked the mesh inserts from the “Anarcadia” anklets by Wollhuhn. The pattern was written either for much lighter yarn or much wider feet than mine – I had to go down 12 stitches to get a good fit. But no way I’d miss out on knitting them in this specific yarn! It’s Nomade from Wollfaktor in a gorgeous purple colorway (that I still can’t bring my camera to photograph properly…).

Also: It’s a cuff-down pattern, and by now I’ve been firmly converted to the toe-up way of making socks. (My friend Steffi, who’s responsible for this, will probably go “I told you so…” at this very moment. 🙂 ) Thus another modification was called for.

There’s a cable pattern on the back of the (very short) leg I’ll have to modify as well, because I haven’t got enough stitches for the given pattern.

All in all these socks will look a lot like Wollhuhn’s, but will have been worked quite a bit differently.

Oh, the name… “Wollhuhn” is German for Wool-Chick(en), so I thought I’d reflect that in naming my project…

As always, I’m joining up with the knitting crowd gathered at Tami’s Amis for WIP Wednesdays… why don’t you join us?

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

Ravelry Roundup – Ankles!

Usually I have a little bit of time to spare on a Saturday and yes, I have to plead guilty, I often spend too much of it browsing through the patterns on Ravelry. I know I’m only making my bad case of castonitis worse, but what can I say… I’m a weak knitter. And, since misery loves company: why not drag you all down with me into the mire of knitting addiction?

In my Ravelry Roundups I’ll share with you a handful of patterns I’ve collected and that

  1. may either be themed or be a collection of last week’s newly published favourites
  2. are available for download (paid or free), not in print publications – that’s because not everyone may be able to get their hands on those
  3. are written in English or have an English translation – because not everyone’s comfortable with knitting from only half understood foreign language patterns.

Those patterns are not tried and tested by me – they’re just what took my fancy this week.

This time it’ll be:

Ankles!

Well… ankle socks to be precise. I like to knit (and wear) those, especially in spring and summer – they’re really, really quick knits, they’re cute and they look good with summery shoes and garments.

Let’s get started then.

Whippersnapper socks by Hunter Hammersen

Whippersnapper socks by Hunter Hammersen

This is a very unisex pattern and can be lengthened or shortened as much as you like. In the pattern picture the socks are styled in an autumn mood, but imagine them in a bright, summery color! The pattern is easy to memorize yet engaging enough to keep you interested – and the second sock is mirrored, so you might even get to finish it before second-sock-syndrome sets in… Continue reading