And now, for something totally different -

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I am planning to knit a pair of socks [Quinton would now be saying, "Of course."] but the change is that I'm using a commercial pattern vs. designing my own. [Okay, pick up your jaws - and knitting needles - off the floor.] It's the traveling stitch design from Mountain Colors for the "Jonesy's Toe-up Socks." I'll be knitting from the top-down, adapting the twisted stitch for my lefthandedness, and think it will be nice in the jawoll yarns colorway of muted blues, greens and browns. I used this pattern for a charity pair of socks and really liked it and decided it would be nice to make a pair for myself. I just figured that it would be a change of pace not to have to work out all the logistics for a new pattern. This way, I can just knit. Ought to be fun, based on how the ribbing is knitting up; the yarn is quite nice.

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bobinthebul's picture

Oh, it deserved to be

Oh, it deserved to be changed.

I just ordered some Mountain Colors yarn myself to knit a pair of gifts socks for someone, it looks really nice in jpg form....

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Their yarns are quite nice.

Their yarns are quite nice. They come up with great colorways and I've found them quite lovely to knit with. Word of warning, though: If there are any reds in the colorway, they may bleed in the wash. I hand wash all my wool socks so it isn't a problem for me and the yarn hasn't faded, but just be aware. As to the pattern, it is a great looking sock - whichever way it is knit - but could be frustrating for a newbie as written. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

AKQGuy's picture

You follow patterns as well

You follow patterns as well as I do Joe. Let's just be honest with ourselves here... I'm sure they will be as beautiful as the rest of your work.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, Q. It is true

Thank you, Q. It is true that I am only changing them to top-down and using my own preferred heel and toe. The main thing is that I am not designing the decorative pattern. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bill's picture

yeah right! not

yeah right!
not adapting...just changing from toe up to top down and from right to left handed...LOL

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well, I guess that I am

Well, I guess that I am technically NOT following the pattern. As it is, there are a few glitches in the pattern as written...Not written for in the round [multiple of 6 + 2 sts] and disjointed directions as to placement of sections of the sock, etc. [Why do I keep running into these things?] Anyhow, I may not have to adapt for handedness after all: The twist isn't coming out as I remembered it. Oh well, early days - I can always rip and restart. I do plan a toe-up, someday, but not this pattern. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.