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Have acquired substitute contrast yarn. Will finish first Sock of Rassilon with the Sixth Doctor colourway. Sock two is going to be done with Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino in a red-based colourway. Right weight, colour that contrasts nicely with the blue. Nothing wrong with unmatched socks, when you're doing something like this.
camwyn: Me in a bomber jacket and jeans standing next to a green two-man North Andover Flight Academy helicopter. (Default)
I am well into the pattern section on the Socks of Rassilon. THe seal is not going to be as obvious as I had hoped. This is because the Sixth Doctor yarn is a rainbow colourway, with the occasionl blue or dark purple section; those bits blend right in with the blue yarn that comprises the rest of the sock. The blue yarn also features the occasional dark purple or greenish bit. Still, I shall perservere, and hopefully I will be able to produce Socks of Rassilon with a more blatant pair of colours somewhere along the line.

And yes, I do think this sort of calls for a Mitten of Omega design somewehre along the line.
camwyn: Me in a bomber jacket and jeans standing next to a green two-man North Andover Flight Academy helicopter. (Default)
*squints at chart from KnitPro* Since when does it go '1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 21, 23' or '3, 5, 7, 9, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 24'?

*mutters darkly and counts up the squares by hand*

The pattern is 36 x 48, not 34 x 60. You'd think I'd've noticed before... oh, well, not like I had started working on that part of the Socks or anything. So. Four size 0 needles, k10 rounds in Corrugated Rib, k1 round in main colour, and then divide stitches so that there are 24 stitches each on needles 1 and 2 and 22 sti-

wait.

*peers at stitch count*

92 + 4 = 96. All I have to do is add one extra stitch per needle and I can put the $&*(&) Seal on front and back.

Okay. yeah. I can do that.
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I've started on the Socks of Rassilon. I'll post the colour chart once I get it rendered into a format that'll scan properly. I broke down and used KnitPro to cough up the chart this time; yours truly is a bit of a wuss when it comes to really complicated designs. KnitPro, however, uses actual knitting graph paper proportions for its grid, and then you have to go through and decide which of the grey squares you want and which you don't, so... it'll be a bit before I get the colour chart up.

Not that it matters, because the first part of the Socks goes as follows:

1. Get your size 0 needles out. That would be the 2.0 mm needles. You want four size 0 double-points, plus a fifth to work with.

2. Get your contrasting colour yarn. This is the skein that made you go 'Ooh! Sixth Doctor!' in the store.

3. Cast on 92 stitches.

4. Divide the 92 stitches up so that there are 23 stitches on each needle.

5. Making sure not to accidentally get a twist in the sequence of stitches somewhere, because we are not knitting Moebius socks, join the stitches up...

6. ... by means of purling two in the Sixth Doctor yarn, then knitting two in the main colour yarn.

7. Do this all the way around, that is, purl two with the contrasting yarn and knit two with the main colour yarn. In fact, do it for ten rows.

I'm currently on about the start of row three. When you are working with size 0 needles it takes a while to accomplish much. But I will keep you posted.


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