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Showing posts from April, 2011

Alpine Knits

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days on the ski slopes in the French town of Morzine. I'm still healing after my knee accident two years ago so while I was fit enough to ski I built up slowly gradually increasing my skiing time. This mean I had knitting time and time to take some photos of recent FO's in the unseasonable warm weather.

First up are some plain old socks in self striping yarn (Schoeller&Stahl Fortissima Colori Socka Color) I bought at Iknit a few weeks ago. I've been trying out new technical and have recently mastered another type of short row heel, the Sherman Heel/Japanese short rows which avoids making wraps, making a neater heel. It took me a few goes to get the hang of it but now it's my new favourite technique. I also added in gusset increases by increasing in the lead up to the heel and decreasing after. This works whether you are knitting toe up or toe down.

Next up, unusually for me, is some lace knitting. I treated myse…