September 13, 2008

Magical Maze Mosaic Socks

Well, I ended up frogging the checked socks : the gage was a bit off, so I decided to bite the bullet and rip away! Oh well, better that than spending a lot of time on socks that won't fit. I will be going back to that project later .... but in the mean time I started a new pair of socks.
This pattern comes from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks (Martingale & Company, 2005). I love mosaic knitting patterns : it's a technique that creates 2 color knitting patterns using slipped stitches and only using 1 color at a time.
For this pair of socks I'm using 2 ply yarn (15 wpi) ; gage 7.5 stitches per inch. Natural black ouessant and white ouessant yarn space-dyed to create a multi-colored yarn. Also, note that I'm knitting 2 socks at one time on one circular needle. I love this technique. For more information check out Melissa Morgan-Oakes book, 2-at-a-time Socks (Storey Publishing, 2007).

Magical Maze Socks with Ouessant yarn!
So what do you think?
I'll post additional photos as I progress!

3 comments:

melissaknits said...

I think they're lovely! So lovely, in fact, that I should fly over and see them in person ;)

Diane said...

Hi Melissa!
What a wonderful surprise! Thanks for stopping by. I just love your book.
These sock are turning out quite nice (IMHO!!) ... it is true that with the 2 colors & 4 balls of yarn I have to be care to keep things getting all tangled up. But small price to pay. Just LOVE being able to knit 2 socks at the same time!!
thanks again,
Diane

maylin said...

What a shame about the chequered socks they were looking so good - maybe you will have to revisit the pattern as a jacket...

The new socks are ovely though, is the multicolour yarn the fleece you rainbow dyed a little while back?

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