Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Detonator - for me.

So SockWarsIII is done for me. It was, once again, fun and I did meet some nice people (for one my assassin Linda). I did not get as stressed out this time around, but WOW alot of people did! This round (being sponsored by Tofutsie) was huge and quite competitive.

I started a pair of socks for my target using OnLine, knitted down to the heel turn on 2 socks. It did not look right. So instead of frogging I started again on another yarn (Berocco Comfort Sox) and it looked right. I liked them both so I e-mailed my target with photos to see if she had a preference, she said no. So I continued with the Berocco. One sock came out great and then I got killed by a lovely package of goodies and sent the unfinished pair off to my assassin.

Then I decided to frog the OnLine and start again, this time FOR ME. Unfortunately the repeats on the OnLine self striping are fairly long, which I did not realize, and I split the balls slightly unevenly. Adds "interest" to the socks. They are comfy and cozy (I made lots of mods to make them fit) and am happy with them.

Here are my Targets unfinished pair.

Here is my "kill" package.

Here are the pair I made for me.

Pattern: The Detonator by Julie Gardner
Yarn : OnLine Beach
Needles : US0 and US1.5 circular
Construction: I made lots of mods to the toe and heel construction, as well as the number of sts and guage, otherwise I did use The Detonator pattern.
1-Judy’s Magic Cast on of 10 sts each needle.
increasing every round till 20 sts, then everyother to 37 & 34 (front & sole).
2 - used size US0 needle for fit around my 9” yet thinnish foot.
3 - Used WendyKnits toe-up gusset heel
4 - continued with 37 sts on front but reduced to 27 on back. And moved up to a US 1.5 needle.
5 - 1x1 ribbed cuff - used US0 needle.
It fits perfectly!


Cinnamonamon said...

There were quite a few issues with the pattern, I heard -- I'm glad you posted your mods; it looks like an interesting sock & I'd like to knit it sometime.

Yours came out very pretty!!

Cinnamonamon said...

I've been reading about the 8 vs 9st controversy...which did you do? ...'cause I like how yours came out! :)