Friday, May 22, 2009

Ilga's Socks - Nancy Bush

Pattern: Ilga's Socks by Nancy Bush from the book "Favorite Socks" (by Interweave)
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette Fingering Yarn
Needles: Size 2 dp's

This pattern fascinates me. The reason is the braided cord on the top edge. I couldn't understand how this could be knitted unless sideways. Uh, Uh, the look is achieved by purling on the right side and is accomplished by how you carry the yarn. I'm totally in awe as to how these patterns come to be. Obviously, someone with a very creative mind. I closer look at the braid which is "raised" from the rest of the pattern. I made an error in color selection for the graph. However, I always say, "If you make the mistake more than once, it is now a pattern."

A little blurry, but wanted to give you an even closer look.
I have quite a few more rows completed at the time of this writing. At first I felt that I was wasting my time with this pattern. I could use "self striping yarn" and get the same effect. However, further into the pattern is is more noticeable that this is indeed intarsia knitting.
Happy Knitting!


  1. Lovely socks, beautiful colours, all warmth and late summer. Looking forward to seeing them finished.

  2. That braid is just lovely, and the colors are very nice!!

  3. Oh wow! Your a better woman than me...can't wait to see the finished product.

  4. you are an adventurous knitter -- I can't wait to see you're progress!

  5. I have always admired that pattern; not for me to do but to look at; congrats on getting it started.