May 22, 2014


I am trying to knit my way through the book Op Art Socks by Stephanie van der Linden.  This is the second book I am knitting through- I have almost knit all of the socks in by CookieA.  (That one is evidently a collector's item based on the Amazon pricing!)

I am knitting Op Art Socks with a group, and the April/May sock is Albers.  Albers is knit in a very unique way- you start by knitting squares, then join them together with stair step modules.  At some point my sock looked like this:

...and to be honest I could not imagine how on earth this was a sock!

Then I sewed up the leg seam and knit the heel and sole, and it did turn into a sock, but one that was already longer than my foot before I even knit the toes!

To fix this issue, I sewed a double row of stitching on my sewing machine around the sock where you see the orange marker on my foot.  I cut the end off the sock (eek!), and then picked up stitches on the edge and knit the toes.  This gave me a wearable sock.  Now I just need to finish the other one!

Linking up with Patchwork Times, on the needles!


swooze said...

Cool. Socks!

Ramona said...

That is one neat pattern. Very fun!

straythreads said...

that is a really interesting stitch pattern and to knit all the socks in a book! what an endeavor! thanks for stopping at my blog
have a great weekend

Judy S. said...

Very clever fix! That looks like an intriguing process. Which of Cookie's pattern do you like best?