Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Make it better ~

What causes these unseemly holes? I want to make it stop... I thought I could live with the holes, but I just can't. So, say goodbye to the sock. It will be frogged as soon as I am done typing. Any suggestions? Please tell me you have suggestions... I have some insanely yummy Yarntini in Cherry Cordial and Vintage that I would use to make anklets - for me! However, until I know how to get rid of the offending holes, I won't touch it! If you have not visited Jessie and seen her lovely yarn, you must!

Speaking of musts - even though I have spring fever like no other, I am a little sad that the days of wearing cuddly scarves is numbered for the season. So I must find some sort of light weight spring scarf pattern..... off to look.

9 comments:

Amanda1 said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that has that problem! Haven't made a pair of socks in a while, partly because of this issue. Do you knit with a group - maybe they could give some answers? I'm going to ask at my group tomorrow night, but it will have to be my decription as I have no sock OTN.

BTW, I received the package today with the yarn. Thank you SO MUCH! I'm going to be looking for a pattern tonight... and its so spring/summer! YAY!

peaknits said...

Hmm, that's a tricky one, I will think on it. I love the yarn though - and I agree Jessie is a yarn goddess. And Scout's Swag too - the humanity! :) Thanks for commenting over at my blog too!

Kelly said...

You could probably knit into the back of the stitches to slightly twist it and tighten those stitches up for no holes.

Lauréole said...

if you find the good light weight spring scarf pattern, don't forget to mention it...I almost always wear a scarf and it is nicer if it is hand knitted.

Dee said...

I agree with Kelly - knit into the back of the stitches. And make a conscious effort to knit the 1st stitch on each needle tightly. Or try doing socks on small circs.

Shoes said...

I'm pretty stuck on finding a heel that satisfies me... I saw online that someone does Nancy Bush's heels and they look pretty nice.
The Yarntini is so awesome... thank goodness they are all out right now :)

frecklegirl jess said...

Yes, I usually knit into the back of the stitch if I end up with a little hole- fixes it up super easy.

Love that yarn too- super cute.

Speaking of yarn, I got a cute little package in the mail today! :) Thanks so much! I love the yarn and just adore your little return labes with the Boston!

yarnophiliac said...

I'm going to send you a scan of a bit from a Nancy Bush sock book I have -- explains the "knit through the back loop" thing very well -- I realized just today looking at it that I had been getting it wrong, and it looks very much like it will take care of those holes. As for a lightweight scarf pattern, I knit the Party Lace scarf from Magknits for my sister in a lace weight silk/cashmere blend (I feel a visit to Posh Yarn coming on) and it came out lovely and the perfect spring weight. You can see it here http://yarnophiliac.blogspot.com/2007/02/so-much-for-fo-fridayhow-about-fo.html

Lauréole said...

I remembered I had this link in my knitting list. I have never done it but it could be a nice spring scarf/cowl.


http://www.catbordhi.com/documents/CashmereCowl.pdf