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…

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…

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…

Mitered Triangles--Heel, First Half

Mitered Triangles–Heel, First Half

Okay, the heel on Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks (from New Directions in Sock Knitting), made up of four short-row triangles, is unlike any other I’ve ever seen and it takes a bit of faith. Unfortunately, there’s an error in…

Mitered Triangles: Two Sole Panels

Mitered Triangles: Two Sole Panels

The two Sole Panels of Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles (form New Directions in Sock Knitting) knitted up pretty quickly. So quickly, in fact, that I didn’t take time to take a photo before I joined the two with a three-needle…

Mitered Triangles: Two Front Panels

Mitered Triangles: Two Front Panels

I’ve got to say the I’m having a blast knitting Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles in New Directions in Sock Knitting! Those little triangles are definitely addictive. It didn’t take long for me to finish the Second Front Panel. Below left…