Monday, December 17, 2007

WIP: Cable Rib Baby Socks

Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
This is the Cable Rib pattern in the "Better Than Booties" (pdf) baby socks pattern (You can download it here). I'm knitting them on size 2 needles (Takumi/Clover bamboo) and the first one came out really cute.

The pattern has a 1x1 cable in it. I'm cabling without a needle, and I didn't like having to move the stitches back and forth from the left to the right and back to the left. Instead, I'm picking up the left stitch knitwise, dropping and picking up the right (first) stitch, and then putting the left needle into the crossed stitch in the front and knitting it off directly. I find this is much faster than moving the stitch back to the left needle and then inserting the right needle the other direction.

I'm sure I'm not the only person who thought of this, but I thought I'd share.


R... said...

Those are waaaaay too cute to wear!! Glad you're back at it!

Macoco said...

Those little socks are just so sweet.