I’m really impressed about how many people have joined the Seadragonus KAL over on Ravelry. Thank you so much for your support!
It is so inspiring to see the various Seadragonus socks taking shape! I’m looking forward to everyone’s big reveal at the end of the month.
I was knitting the heel of my second pair of Seadragonus this weekend, and it occurred to me that if you are knitting the Seadragonus, you may appreciate some tips on the heel:
- It helps to make the YO stitch as long as possible (stretch out the stitches when making the YO) so that you have plenty of “give” to pick up that stitch and pass it over the next two stitches to create the scale.
- The heel appears quite long when you are knitting it but the important thing are the slips on the side of the heel flap. Each slip is a stitch. So when you come to picking those stitches up to make the gusset, make sure you have the right number of stitches for the depth of heel you need. If you have less stitches, the fabric will automatically condense down into a shorter heel to accommodate the gauge of the stitches you are using to knit the gusset.
This is one very relaxing sock knit, and it’s quite nice to just sit and knit comfortably without having to worry about instructions. The yarn is a pretty colourway from the sadly no-longer Needlefood that has been sitting in my stash awaiting the perfect project. I was showing it to Alice when she was down in Wellington recently, and she encouraged me to use it for Seadragonus. I think she made a good recommendation!
I’m knitting Seadragonus alternatively with this gorgeous thing:
This is #3 Bagshot Row, the first of the 2014/15 Claire Ellen sock club. I seem to have a thing for Claire’s designs, and I liked the look of Bagshot Row, so I bought this year’s club. Yay!! A whole year of yummy Hobbit inspired socks!! So excited!
I’m very pleased I’m knitting it with pointy tips. This design needs them. I’m sure that by the time I get through the second repeat of the leg, I will be able to knit this stitch in my sleep, but in the meantime, it is giving me come nice mental stretch. 🙂
The yarn is one of my most treasured skeins from Fibre Alive – it has such a beautiful, muted green/pink combination that it just eats me up! I thought originally to turn it into a shawl, just so that I could keep the yarn perfect for a long time, but having decided to knit it into these socks, I think the combination of exquisite yarn and gorgeous pattern will be wonderful. I might not wear them much though – maybe I’ll end up just sitting and staring at them, marvelling at how pretty they are!