Striped Setback

More stripy knitting continues. I’ve restarted the Mad Cows for the third time. As soon as I finished the insteps, I put them aside for a while. I really needed a break from them.

I’ve been on a maroon-and-gold kick lately. I plucked out two skeins from my stash intending to knit a hat. Once I sat down and cast on, I found myself knitting socks instead. I knew I wanted some kind of stripes, but I couldn’t decide: thin stripes or thick stripes? Inspiration struck when I finished the cuffs and changed to the gold yarn.


I alternated the stitch for each contrast round. I like how it looks, almost slouchy. The purl stripes add textural and visual interest. I decided to leave the insteps plain, because I didn’t wait to continue the stripes without the texture, and I didn’t want purl rows inside my shoes.

I didn’t notice a problem until after I had already taken this picture. Do you see it? The number of stripe repeats on the legs? Apparently I cannot count. I thought there were four and knit the second leg accordingly.

No problem! I have a plan!

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9 Responses to “Striped Setback”

  1. Kristen Says:
    April 13th, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Does your maroon & gold kick have anything to do with being a Harry Potter fan?

  2. Jeanne Says:
    April 13th, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    I like the way your mad cow socks are turning out.

  3. Guinifer Says:
    April 14th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    I wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out!

  4. Chris Says:
    April 14th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Oh, what’s the plan?! The suspense, the suspense…

  5. Rina Rahardjo Says:
    April 14th, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    No one would notice unless you tell them dear. Hm… those brown and yellow kind of represent Harry Potter kind of fashion.

  6. Becky Says:
    April 14th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    That is so something I would do! The stripes are really cool.

  7. Lisa Says:
    April 15th, 2007 at 7:28 am

    I like the mad cow socks, especially the mirroring. Hmmm… I am also very curious what the plan is….

  8. Opal Says:
    April 16th, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    I love the maroon and gold combination. Gorgeous!

  9. mrspao Says:
    April 19th, 2007 at 9:12 am

    I love the mad cows :) Great name!

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