Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Opal & Mohair Socks.

When, a few days ago, I blogged about starting the second Opal & Mohair sock, I mentioned that I started it with a provisional cast-on. Why did I do that?

Well, after unwinding nearly all the rest of the ball of Opal yarn, I still hadn't found the starting point for the pattern repeat. And while Stephanie comments in one of her books that she is satisfied with the 'fraternal' rather than 'identical ' look to her socks, I'm more anal.

With Opal and Mohair spread all over the rec room couch and threatening to become so tangled I might never get sock #2 at all, I had a brain wave. The pattern repeat was off - or short - only about eight rows. But parts of the pattern repeated themselves within the total repeat. If I used a provisional cast on, when the sock was done, I could find those eight rows in the leftover yarn. Pick up the live stitches from the provisional cast-on and knit up. And that's exactly what I did.
Can you tell which is which? Bet'cha can't.
It's the one on the left.


Anonymous said...

You sure are clever!

OzB said...

That was genious Brenda, and the socks are awesome!! I had the same problem with a pair of opal socks a couple of years ago and I was NOT as smart as you [smiling].