Monday, September 11, 2017

I Love Fall: The Knit Along

This past year I've read about fun swaps and knit a longs, but I have not been participating. My updates to the blog are much father spaced than they used to be. My knitting has not been consistent. I just haven't had the heart to set myself up for failure.


Dee from Pointy Little Sticks though began to draw me in with talk of a Fall Knit Along. Ariagnee began to stock up on her beautiful fall supplies of all kinds of crafts and well. I was beckoned. The timeline seemed manageable for a pair of socks, even for me!

So here we are. A pair of Nutkins in progress.


I've got 30 rounds of pattern on the leg after 10 rounds of K1P1 rib because I really can't be bothered with the newfangled cuff method in the pattern. I may or may not do the short row heel and 3 needle bind off. I have time to figure out how "experimental" for my own skill set I feel like being.

The yarn is a solid work horse Kroy. However I have struggled knitting this yarn at night. As pretty as it looks in the light, it's gone through some dropped stitch recovery and backing out already. This colorway requires good lighting and reading glasses.

Have you cast on? Are you feeling good about fall?

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  1. YAY! Your socks are looking great!
    Nutkin is a fabulous pattern! It goes so fast.

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    1. Thank you Valerie! I agree with you about this pattern. I'm shocked at how easily it's knitting up and I am not a fast knitter by any means!

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  2. I've cast on a Cascading Leaves and a Nutkin. Both are going well. But, I'm not doing the fancy cuff on Nutkin. I'll just do my 2x2 rib.

    Yours are looking great. Love that yarn color.

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    1. You double doser you! And it was you that reminded me I can modify a pattern to suit my own needs! Also, I believe in a ribbed cuff. I knit more rounds than most people, but saggy socks are the worst. I lived through 80s fashion already, thanks but no thanks ;)

      I'd tackle Cascading Leaves if I really finish these in time AND I find the right yarn in stash, but this combo really worked for me.

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  3. Oooh, I love that colorway! Kroc is a great sock yarn and wear very well.

    Welcome to the KAL

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    1. Hmm, autocorrect change Kroy to Kroc which is odd. 😕

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    2. Thank you Nancy! I knew exactly what you meant my friend. I have to admit, every pair of kroy I've knit has been a durable knit!

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  4. Looking good! The yarn is a perfect match for the pattern.

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    1. Thank you tWFW! I am rather chuffed at the combo hehe.

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  5. I always feel good about Fall. Cooler weather, crisp evenings!!! And SWEATERS! SWEATERS are bearable to wear!!! What's not to love!

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    1. Well Chris, you know I still have 2 outstanding baby sweaters in hibernation because of you AND I promised a friend of mine a cardigan this fall, because I'm crazy like that. So I guess I'm getting on your Fall Sweater train as well! Wish me luck, especially anything with buttons.

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  6. I'm using Kroy too. I found it in the stash. I'm not sure how it got there but I am glad it was. Your Nutkin looks good. I read all the comments on Rav but got scared off from all the twisting business people were complaining about. I am so glad the hot weather seems to have taken a break but I've got nothing to complain about after reading what's been going on in your neck of the woods. Golly. It was hot!!!!

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  7. I'm doing Nutkin too. Did a 2x2 rib for the cuff (tried the fancy one and didn't like). also, not purling the first stitch on each needle - that looked like crap for me. I'm going to do my regular heel and toe. I'm almost to the heel on the first one. Love your yarn colors...but I know what you mean about needing good light.

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  8. I think I have never liked the pattern because I do toe-up; I think I will do a plain sock and work Nutkin on the leg-this looks positively gorgeous! I'm glad you will join along!

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  9. So glad it inspired your needles to move again! Your choices are wonderful. Love that pattern. The point of it all is to enjoy!!! I love fall. Despite the fact that my allergies BLOSSOM into crazy every evening, I love all things fall. Earlier sunsets mean I can capture them right after dinner. Campfires. Apples. Im off to buy some apples from our local here

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  10. I am extremely excited about fall and the way it feels outside. The leaves are falling and the air is crisp - all so so so welcome! I am also inspired to knit like a demon.

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  11. Beautiful yarn, perfect for Fall. I can't even think about a KAL right now. Actually I can't even find my latest project, I better get moving on that.

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  12. Such pretty, fall-like socks -- but I can see how they require light. Have you tried an Ott Lite? I love mine.
    I just finished a KAL, and with school starting, I couldn't stand the thought of another thing on my to-do list!

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  13. I rub my hands in thinking of what I could knit for fall for myself. Neat yarn. I like how the mix of colors go with the base.

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  14. They look beautiful! I've made socks with that yarn and part of the reason Kroy knits so fast is it's closer to a sock weight than a fingering. And I didn't manage to cast on until last week and only got my first pic up yesterday. It's a darned good thing this runs into Nov! I'm going to need it.

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