Smokey ZickZacks--A Finished Sock!

Smokey ZickZacks–A Finished Sock!

I’m happy to announce that I’ve completed the first sock (the right one) of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting). After working the Kitchener stitch on all the live stitches, there’s a small gap…

Smokey ZickZacks--Kitchener Stitch

Smokey ZickZacks–Kitchener Stitch

Well, here I am at the Kitchener stitch finale of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting). The knitting was relatively easy–a total of 70 rows of mostly garter stitch for my size. I like…

Smokey ZickZacks--The Final Two Tiers

Smokey ZickZacks–The Final Two Tiers

The final two Tiers (D and E) of  Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting) are similar to the first two tiers with the exception that only decreases are worked in the heel section. The…

Smokey ZickZacks--Finishing the Heel

Smokey ZickZacks–Finishing the Heel

The heel of Natalia Vasilieva’s Smokey ZickZacks (page 140 of New Directions in Sock Knitting) is “completed” by removing the waste yarn from the provisional cast-on in the heel. This is quick and easy!            …

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…