Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Let me do that again...

I didn't really like the cast off I did for my DH's sock. It was a sew cast off, I believe a Elizabeth Zimmerman technique. So, I decided it needed a redo.

I took out the cast off, this was a time consuming task....



Then I decided to do the m1 increase that Purly did on her sock pal socks. I made one in between the knit sts every other knit pair in the rib pattern.



Then I cast off as I normally would in rib.


Beautiful! It produces a normal cast off edge but has more room to it because of the increases stitches. It fits around a calf perfectly.

FYI: Steal the sock sleeve idea all you want! I get so many great ideas from other knit bloggers...I am so grateful that I can give you one back! I just quickly made a template in a printshop program and printed landscape on the paper. Cut it length wise to the size I wanted and taped it (I couldn't find my double sided tape, that would have been better).
Move over Martha!
Speaking of Martha...did you catch her new show? I love it! I've never folded a t shirt like that, but I am going to try it out...there are even instructions to do it! She doesn't seem so fake on this show...and refers to things she did in prison alot! It really is quite funny...more talk show like. Catch an episode, she's on every day.

Added:

I did it! Did you try it?

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm printing those instructions and I'm going to try it tonight. My hubby wears a lot of t-shirts and folding them is a huge pain. Anything that makes it easier sounds good to me. I read somewhere about using a kitchner bind off for ribbing - supposed to be stretchy. I'm going to try that for my next pair of socks. Although the m1 may be a much easier solution! :-)

Angela said...

Ooooh, thanks for the tip on casting off for the socks. I cast off for my first sock too tightly and haven't gotten around to fix it.

Funny about the Martha's t-shirt folding technique. I saw this video on the same technique a few months ago..

http://www.howtofoldashirt.net/

Purly Whites said...

I'm going to have to check out the new Martha show and re-learn how to fold t-shirts. Thanks for the tip.

You know what is funny, I actually did the m1 increase in the cast-off row, not the row before. But I like your idea WAY better. I'm going to have to try that next time.

Wool Winder said...

I also saw the shirt folding video a few months ago. I guess Martha did too.

Lolly said...

Thanks for the sock tip, Carolyn!