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A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)
So, if you have been itching to try out a pair of those
thigh high legs warms that are popping up all over the place.......
Or still need to knit those socks you promised dear old dad months ago...
Or, just want to knit a bigger sock than the Original Duet skein can do
This is definitely the upload of yarns for you!!!
Stop by and check them out...before I send out the announcement to everyone!!! :)
This is the short row heel of the sock. This was a piece of cake to do! The only bummer is you still get those pesky holes on the sides. In the future I think I will do an afterthought heel. On the next pair I will actually machine knit the body of the sock and handknit the heel and toe.
This sock as SOOOOOOO fun to do and it whipped out in no time flat (I couldn't pull myself away from the machine to stop so that helped). I even did Fair Isle!!! I was so impressed at how easy Fair Isle is on this knitting machine. You just set a different color yarn on the hook and Viola!!! Fair Isle!!!
Check out the Fair Isle on this bad boy!!! How cool is that!!???!! I know its a super simple design...it was more to just try than anything else, but it turned out so great and it was so easy!!!
I plan to finish it off by hand knitting the toe instead of a doing the short row toe on the machine.
All in all, I love that I can whip out a pair of socks on a flat bed machine. And they look pretty dang good for having a very subtle seam!!! Can't wait to start the next pair!!!
If you have any interest in learning the flat bed knitting machine sock, this is where I got the pattern book