Pattern: Sidewinders – A PerpenSOCKular Sock Pattern (Pattern link, Ravelry link)
Size: not sure, but I wear about a woman’s 9
Yarn: Regia Winter Color, about 80% of 1 100g ball
Needles: 2.5mm needle
Dates: January 4 2008 – March 3 2009
Modifications: None, but I plan on some. I’ve noticed that since the increases are done on either side of a marker, which puts a lot of strain there. I put them on to wear to the Passover seder on Thursday and found that both the toe and heel had too much strain at that space to wear without being afraid of a tear. You can see what I mean in the photo below if you look at my left toe- you can see “ladders” of the gap where the marker had been. I will need to reinforce the socks before I can wear them, and when (not if) I knit these again I would modify it slightly to leave 1 stitch on either side of the marker, THEN work the incs.
As usual you can find my finished (and unfinished!) projects in my “projects” page by clicking the tab up at the top of every page on my blog, and I also have this project in my Ravelry notebook here.
p.s. thanks for taking these photos Maaike!
April 12, 2009 at 8:43 am
They’re great! I think they’re going to have to be added to my queue!
April 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm
I’ve been wanting to try some sideways socks!
I actually wouldn’t worry too much about it ripping (although I can’t see the issue in the pictures)–sock yarn is quite strong. One thing I’ve started doing when there’s increases that line up (like doing a toe up sock) is to put a yarn over in the spot the increase will be in the next row. Then, do the increase in the yarn over (twist it). By doing the yarn over in the row before, there is a bit more slack for the increase and it doesn’t pull the sts beside it smaller. I was making something (I think it was a Baby Surprise Jacket) and didn’t like how there was a pretty line of a single knit st with increases on either side, but every other row in that line of single knit sts was a smaller stitch than the row below/above. By doing the yarn over, all the sts in that knit column are the same size 🙂
April 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Wow, you’Ve been working on those forever, right? Congrats on finally finishing, they look great 🙂
April 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Wow, those are really cool looking! The sideways design makes them fun, and I like the color combo.
June 4, 2009 at 9:33 am
Love the sidewinders. Totally have them in my queue to make! They look cool striping the other way!