On My Way and Answering Some Rib Warmer Questions
Finally these socks are starting to make some progress.
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.