Archive - May 12, 2006 - Blog entry

Log Cabin Socks

Hey Guys!

Here's a pair of socks I recently completed.  Its the Log Cabin Sock pattern from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick.  I knit it using 2.5 balls of Rowan Cork.  Was a great project and I'm happy with the result:

 

Log Cabin Socks 1

 

as always, theres more info and photos at: brooklyntweed.blogspot.com.  Have a great weekend and bring your knitting!

2 strand of worsted weight =1 strand of bulky?

I have a cabled poncho pattern I am going to start after I finish the Shepherds Jacket.  It calls for 2 strands of worsted weight.  I found a great chunky weight in a colour I really like.  So huys...does a double strand of worsted - a single starand of chunky?

Jeff1201PA's picture

Skein in the ass

Ya'll warned me that novelty yarn was difficult to work with.  But, hell, I bought 5 balls of it and I didn't do so to look pretty sitting in my closet. So I thought I'd try a quick project to get the feel of the yarn. 

I started out digging around in the guts of the ball, looking for the end, big mistake.  It took me about an hour to unravel and rewind the ensuing mess and I ended up with 2 smaller center-pull balls - mistake number two.  I guess this stuff is to be worked from the outside in; at least that's how I'm going to do it from now on unless one of you shows me a better way.