coiled: January 2007

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Monday, January 29, 2007

apron skirt

apron skirt
Originally uploaded by katcoyle.

A few years ago I made a long denim coat. I rarely wore it because it felt so heavy on my shoulders. Last year, I cut off the bottom half and refashioned the top part into a short jacket. This is the bottom half I rediscovered last night while organizing my yarns. I picked up some stitches around the waist and turned it into an apron skirt.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Indigo Ripples Skirt

A preview of the skirt I designed for the Interweave Knits spring issue.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

greenish knee socks

greenish knee socks
Originally uploaded by katcoyle.

Greenish Knee Socks for the Nervous Knitter
(That would be me, nervous not about the knitting but about life outside of knitting)

Pattern notes:
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Camouflage color (215 yds, 2 oz); 1 skein for each sock (with not a lot left over).
Needles: 4 dpn size 2 (for cuff and leg), 5 dpn size 1 (for heel and foot)
Gauge: 7 1/2 sts and 11 rows = 1” with size 2 needle.

To fit a foot that wears a size 8 1/2 shoe. Alter the length from heel to toe for a different size foot. Though if you’re going to make it longer you will need more yarn.

Basic Pattern:
Cast on with size 2 needle 64 sts. Work 2” of 2x2 rib (about 22 rows).
Work St st until pieces measures 14 1/2” from cast on edge (about 138 rows in St st).
Change to size 1 needle to work heel and foot. Work short row heel on 32 sts on needles 1 and 2 for left sock and needles 3 and 4 for right sock.
Work 7” of St st from the heel (about 85 rows). Then, work the short row toe on 32 sts with same needles as heel sts.
Graft (32) toe sts to top of (32) foot sts.

Weave in ends, put on socks and party.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pretty socks, done

finished socks
Originally uploaded by katcoyle.

These fancy socks sat on my desk for the last nine or so months, patiently waiting for me to complete the second sock. Finally, I got around to it. It took a while getting back in the swing of a pattern that has been put down for so long; and the yarn had issues. Some critters had chewed bits from the working skein so I had to do quite a bit of splicing. But in the end, all is well. What a relief and the good news, they fit really well, much better than I suspected. The pattern is Petticoat Socks in the book Weekend Knitting. My feet thank me!

Thursday, January 11, 2007