Kiss Cross Socks and Shetland Triangle
This is my first yarn from the YarnYard Club and I couldn't wait to use it. It's not a colour I would normally have chosen but I love the way it's turned out and I like having the plain yarn for the heels and toes. It's my normal sock method with a simple eyelet cross pattern on it. In fact if I do it again I shall make more row distance between the crosses so that it looks less like an Argyll pattern and more like distinct crosses - they are supposed to be kisses. I am very excited about the construction of the central hole (if you can "construct" a hole). Here is a close-up.
Look at the middle eyelet and you can see that the two diagonal lines cross each other symmetrically. I found the centred eyelet method of achieving this described in "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swanson and it works beautifully.
ETA Pattern notes here or see link in sidebar
I started this shawl - Evelyn Clarke's Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style - ages ago at the beginning of November I think and somehow I really couldn' t get going on it and I'm not really all that keen on it now although I don't exactly know why. I used Kaalund kid mohair and I think I would have preferred KSH and although the pattern wasn't difficult I kept making silly mistakes and having to undo it. And even though I pulled and pulled in the blocking ( finished size 25" x 56"), there are still sort of "dimples" in the fabric instead of it being nice and smooth. I might give it a second blocking and see if that improves it......nevermind, it's the only shawl that I haven't been really pleased with.