Knit-picky

I started the second Kai-Mei/Lai-Wah sock. And it’s just a little bit different. Can you see what I changed?

cuffs

I shifted the ribbing over by one stitch, so the K2 would flow out of the center of each 4 stitch twist at the top of the cuff. I like how it looks more symmetrical with the twist, instead of coming out of one half of the twist. That’s how knit-picky I am! Here’s the new cuff.

cuff 2

And here’s the first cuff for reference:

cuff 1

Oh, I bought these sock blockers at Twisted. I decided that it might be easier to photograph socks on blockers than to do the contortionist thing that I usually do. But I think I’ll still be doing that sometimes, too. These blockers were made by Twisted co-owner Shannon’s parents, and they’re really nice.

blockers

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12 responses to “Knit-picky

  1. Beautiful! Nice alteration to the ribbing, and the pattern looks terrific in that colour.

  2. Knit-picky, yes, but great results!

  3. I like it! And I’ll miss the contortions.

  4. just tell me you aren’t going to redo the first one so that it matches. That would be TOO knit-picky, even for you.

  5. That is a great pattern! Beautiful yarn.

  6. Oh good, glad you aren’t that knit picky to reknit that first gorgeous sock!!

    These will be done in no time!

  7. Sometimes it pays to be knit picky.

  8. I like the alteration you made. It’s the kind of detail I appreciate too.

  9. Those really are gorgeous – great blockers!

  10. Beautiful! I love the color :) I can kind of see the difference…I’m learning every day! <3 Em

  11. I had to laugh at the contortionist thing, because that is exactly what I had to do to get my photos, so I too had recently bought sock blockers. Your second version of the sock appears more balanced – so nice change.