13/10/2009

Twisted Stitches

I'm really loving working twisted stitch patterns so imagine how excited I was to find this book. What a fantastic resource!! There are 174 traditional Austrian stitch patterns and instructions for garments including stockings, sweaters and vests.

No, I haven't had time to use the book yet but these socks are definitely in the spirit.

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They are the Bavarian Twisted Stitch socks from Cat Bordhi's "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles"with modifications to magic loop, toe-up and short row heels.

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I used Dye Studio's "Unicorn" yarn, colour Starlight. It's the first time I've used this and I certainly wasn't disappointed although I think the stitch definition may have been even better with BFL.

I can't tell you Unicorn's composition because I don't know, in fact it's a secret until the end of the year. When you buy a skein - either from Natural Dye Studio or Fyberspates - you get a clue and in December if you can solve all the clues and sort out an anagram of the first letters of all the answers you end up with the compostion. And you can win an enormous prize....

Wel,l I've collected all the riddles so far but don't have the answers yet. Not by a long way. But it's fun.

6 comments:

Sarah-Hope said...

My best friend just gave me a copy of this book for my birthday. Heaven!

Mrs J said...

Sounds a great book -my sister is the twisted stitch artist in our family. I must point it out to her! Beautiful work btw.

Maureen said...

Lovely socks. I really like the patterning created by the twisted stitch.

Jean said...

The yarn you chose for these socks was perfect, the light color really allowing the pattern to show, and the yarn has great stitch definition. I looked at the Twisted Stitch book and thought what wonderful patterns to keep you warm in cold weather (Probably would not be a big hit in Southern California as we still are getting temps in the 80's).

Karen said...

Beautiful socks. I think the combination of that particular yarn and the twisted knit pattern is perfect together!

Got It From My Mama said...

love the socks they look so great and cozy!
Awesome blog!