/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

On My Way and Answering Some Rib Warmer Questions

Finally these socks are starting to make some progress.

summer of love lace sock one 12-27-2007 10-18-56 AM

The only thing is I probably should’ve done a row purl for garter to get the rollover to stop, but I can block that out and hey they are socks. Let’s get things rolling.

I’ve had a few questions on the rib warmer vest that other folks may like to know about. First – the pattern came from Elizabeth’s Zimmerman’s Knitting Workshop and it’s named Rib Warmer. It can be found on page 104 and 105. I used handspun worsted to bulky – you don’t have to be the world’s best spinner to have this cute little vest work. I had two balls that were definitely worsted and one that was a bulky – somewhere between 600 – 800 yards – I forgot to measure before I started, and I ended up with about 1 inch left to weave in at the end. I didn’t even blend in the larger gauge ball – I just went from ball to ball when I realized hey this last one feels different when I’m knitting. That’s how seriously great the simplicity of this pattern is. It was spun from a cormo mix – Pia’s Fleece that I buy every year. Super soft for the stand up collar, which is a seriously flattering style on everyone. I got the different gauges due to the fact I was trying Paula Simmon’s spinning for softness and speed technique, which I totally plan on trying again.

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  • I had so much fine spinning last night…Hubby says no spinning wheel but what he doesnt know wont hurt him. lol. Maybe a small one. Just to start with.

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Rita Jones 02 April - 2008

      I love what you have started there. I am going to use a similar design to make my latest pair of socks this week.

    2. alexis 27 December - 2007

      I had so much fine spinning last night…Hubby says no spinning wheel but what he doesnt know wont hurt him. lol. Maybe a small one. Just to start with.

    3. Rissa 27 December - 2007

      Woo hoo…those are going to be some beautiful socks!