Smokey ZickZacks--Working the "Heel"

Smokey ZickZacks–Working the “Heel”

The “heel” of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting) is worked in Tier C. This has got to be one of most peculiar heels ever! It begins by using the Crochet-On Provisional Cast-On to…

Smokey ZickZacks--Two Tiers Completed

Smokey ZickZacks–Two Tiers Completed

I’ve finished Tier B of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting). At this point, there are 11 garter ridges on the right side. The knitting is surprisingly easy for what looks like such a…

Smokey ZickZacks--A Good Start

Smokey ZickZacks–A Good Start

I’m six rows into Tier A of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting). I’m using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock 100% Superwash Merino Light Weight (color: Schwarzwald) and a size U.S. 2…

Moving Through New Directions in Sock Knitting

Moving Through New Directions in Sock Knitting

The next pair of socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting that I’m going to attack is Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (shown in upper left of the cover).                   This amazing design…

New Directions in Sock Knitting Raffle Winner

New Directions in Sock Knitting Raffle Winner

  The winner of a free copy of New Directions in Sock Knitting is Susan Day, who wrote: “. . . because I have loved seeing your progress on the Mitered Triangles socks. They are beautiful!!” Congratulations Susan! I’ll send…

Mitered Triangles--Ta-Da and Corrections

Mitered Triangles–Ta-Da and Corrections

I’m thoroughly delighted with my version of  Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. Adding 2 stitches to each of the triangles compensated for the thinner yarn I used and I’m happy to announce that they…

New Directions in Sock Knitting -- A Raffle

New Directions in Sock Knitting — A Raffle

While I’m busy knitting the mate to my version of Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I want to hold a raffle for a free copy of the book!            …

Mitered Triangles -- Finished!

Mitered Triangles — Finished!

I’m excited to say that my version of Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting is a success!   I joined the Front Leg Panel to the Back Leg Panel with a couple of colorful garter…

Mitered Triangles -- Back Leg Panels

Mitered Triangles — Back Leg Panels

I’m excited to say that my version of Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting is coming along nicely. To be sure, the heel is the most complicated part. I think it’s going to be smooth…

Mitered Triangles -- Heel, Second Half

Mitered Triangles — Heel, Second Half

The second half of the heel on Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks (from New Directions in Sock Knitting), is a simple duplicate of the first half, then the two halves are joined to form a pyramid. The live stitches of…