Two of my favorite things--macarons and cats--in one sock! How could I resist the very pretty macaroon colorway? This is my first time using self striping yarn.
I’m starting part two. I’m purling the first row after picking the 30 stitches up, then starting the increase row and chart.
I picked up the part two stitches again. I forgot to slip the first stitch for the first 17 rows and the picked up stitches looked so much better in that section, so I took out the three rows I had done and picked up a half stitch in. Much neater looking! And on sock two, no slipped stitches in this section. The slipped stitches on the knit side look neat, but the purl slipped stitches were apparently a little loose!
And sock one is almost done! I love how these go together--it’s really quite fun.
Anyway, after you finish the cat, you graft it into a tube. I’m not a huge fan of grafting, so the 45 stitches were Not Fun. Rather stressful, actually. But it turned out quite nice!
The heel and sole are knit separately from the top of the foot. That’s the weird looking black flap in the picture. Then you knit the top of the foot, and on the last stitch of each row, slip the edge stitch of the sole, and knit or purl it with the last stitch of the top. It pretty much works like a SSK. So clever!