Finished Cable Twist Socks!

Thanks to all of you who commented about my Kitchener woes. I think I’ve figured it out. Enfin! I had hoped to get my second sock done on Sunday but we had a long weekend after a certain baby got her first round of vaccinations. *sigh* Check out the second toe (on left) :

No horns! I tried the Pink Lemon Twist tutorial but I could not figure it out. I’m not really content with simply tacking those corners down when I weave in my ends as a solution to the problem. So, in the end, the horn-free toe was achieved by following Theresa’s advice about only going through the first and last stitches once. I’m quite happy with it although I have no intention of going back to re-graft the first sock. I can live with a slight imperfection!

As for the rest of the sock, look how nicely the pattern comes out. I’m totally in love with it. I used an eye of partridge heel instead of the one suggested in the pattern because I prefer the lattice look.

And now for the action shots… You can’t knit socks without trying them on in shoes, can you?
Hey, there’s nothing as cool as white socks and black shoes, right? Just kidding – these shoes were closest at hand when I was taking pictures.
In other knitting news, I’m trying out Norwegian Purl with Continental knitting. With NP, the yarn is held in back. This allegedly makes ribbing fly by. I’m intrigued. Do any of you knit and purl this way? Do you have any strong opinions about it? This will be a long term project for me because I’m so impatient and often switch back to English purl because it’s easier and faster right now. My goal is to get good enough at the Norwegian purl to abandon my old method.

Finally, I have a Secret Pal update – check out the fuzzy baby yarn and pattern from my Secret Pal! I’ll be returning to baby knitting soon – as soon as I get this sock knitting out of my system!

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20 comments so far

  1. Laura B on

    The socks look great! I look forward to reading what you think about NP. I haven’t tried it myself.

  2. Laura B on

    The socks look great! I look forward to reading what you think about NP. I haven’t tried it myself.

  3. amanda cathleen on

    yay! No horns! *L* Your socks look great. Nice and comfy. I’m taking a toe up sock class, the teacher said she is going to teach us NP for the heel.
    Great yarn you SP sent you! Looks squishy, perfect for baby : )

  4. amanda cathleen on

    yay! No horns! *L* Your socks look great. Nice and comfy. I’m taking a toe up sock class, the teacher said she is going to teach us NP for the heel.
    Great yarn you SP sent you! Looks squishy, perfect for baby : )

  5. Stacey on

    Beautiful!! I have those as next to knit on my list with some great pink yarn….the toes look great- i’ll have to try only going once through the first and last stitches – really, a great job!

  6. Stacey on

    Beautiful!! I have those as next to knit on my list with some great pink yarn….the toes look great- i’ll have to try only going once through the first and last stitches – really, a great job!

  7. Amelia on

    Oh those socks are just gorgeous. And the single colour yarn really makes the repeat stand out – the varigated yarn on the pattern really doesn’t do the repeat justice.

  8. Amelia on

    Oh those socks are just gorgeous. And the single colour yarn really makes the repeat stand out – the varigated yarn on the pattern really doesn’t do the repeat justice.

  9. Sarah on

    So, did you use a worsted weight yarn as the pattern called for? I’m knitting these (well, I’m knitting them when I’m not knitting holiday gifts) out of a a four-ply cashmere blend and it’s taking for-bloody-ever. I’m not going to stop knitting them because I know they’ll be devine when they’re done but it’d be nice to whip out a pair more quickly and I’d do it in a heartbeat if I knew they’d look as good as what you’ve knit here.

  10. Sarah on

    So, did you use a worsted weight yarn as the pattern called for? I’m knitting these (well, I’m knitting them when I’m not knitting holiday gifts) out of a a four-ply cashmere blend and it’s taking for-bloody-ever. I’m not going to stop knitting them because I know they’ll be devine when they’re done but it’d be nice to whip out a pair more quickly and I’d do it in a heartbeat if I knew they’d look as good as what you’ve knit here.

  11. Risa on

    Thanks for your kind words about my shawl! Your socks are gorgeous!!
    I think I might have to make those for a Christmas present…
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  12. Risa on

    Thanks for your kind words about my shawl! Your socks are gorgeous!!
    I think I might have to make those for a Christmas present…
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  13. Bente B on

    You should definately learn the norwegian purl, it has to be the easiest way!!!!! Easy for me to say of course, since I haven’t tried other methods, but from what I’ve seen in instruction videos online it seems that the NP must be the easiest method ;)

  14. Bente B on

    You should definately learn the norwegian purl, it has to be the easiest way!!!!! Easy for me to say of course, since I haven’t tried other methods, but from what I’ve seen in instruction videos online it seems that the NP must be the easiest method ;)

  15. Theresa on

    Glad it worked – they look great!

  16. Theresa on

    Glad it worked – they look great!

  17. Anny on

    Wow, your socks are stunning! I think I like the pattern best in a solid colour yarn…guess I’ll have to make another pair. Heehee!

    And the grafting solution worked out really well. I’ll have to check out that tutorial.

    So what’s next ;0)

  18. Anny on

    Wow, your socks are stunning! I think I like the pattern best in a solid colour yarn…guess I’ll have to make another pair. Heehee!

    And the grafting solution worked out really well. I’ll have to check out that tutorial.

    So what’s next ;0)

  19. Christine on

    I totally never knew you could graft HORNLESS toes! Who’d of thunk it? THANK YOU for the link! I’m absolutely going to do that for my next sock! Happy Happy Thanksgiving to your little family!

  20. Christine on

    I totally never knew you could graft HORNLESS toes! Who’d of thunk it? THANK YOU for the link! I’m absolutely going to do that for my next sock! Happy Happy Thanksgiving to your little family!


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