Thursday, August 4, 2011

Something New

Remember these?

Well I have decided that I would like to replicate them.

I know it doesn't look like much now but I am really proud of this so far. This is my first attempt at creating my own pattern. I figured out my gauge for this yarn and needle size then kinda just had an idea for how the heel part should be worked and went for it! And so far I have managed to get the measurements the exact same.

I can't seem to figure out how the originals were made. If you'll notice, mine have the stitches going the opposite way and I have the knit side exposed. The originals are seamless as well (my goal) but I can't figure out how the foot goes one direction and the rest towards the heel (the purl part) goes the opposite direction and includes a heel section in the back as well.

So mine won't look identical but I hope I can get them close enough! I am going to try to replicate the colorwork as well which will require me to make a chart.

Now I would not have chosen to try to figure this out on my own, I would have used a pattern I found that was close enough. However, I looked and looked and couldn't find one that I was happy with. I found lots with the same concept but none that really worked out the way I wanted.

So if I can get this pattern right, I thought it would be cool to make all the ladies in my life a pair with a design on the toe area that suits their interests. For instance flowers for the flower lovers or paws for the animal lovers. Might be fun. We'll see how it goes.

How sick are you of me using all the same yarn? Me too. I'm just trying to use up my stash and these are only for practice anyway. Gosh I really don't know why I bought so much of this color, it's hideous on everything I make.

I had to do these bad boys, I haven't been excited about anything in a while it seems and I needed something to get my mind off of school and all the other responsibilities. It worked, just minor headaches today. Woo hoo!


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