Work-In-Progress Wednesday #6

Hello, hello! I haven’t made a whole lot of progress on some of my other WIPs this week, but I did make lots of design-WIP progress!

And Sing My Ribbons:

The Sanguine Gryphon Codex, colorways And Sing Myself (purple) and Lionness of Brittany (silver

This hat went from WIP to FO quite quickly because I was anxious to get the pattern out to testers. Look for it to be released near the end of the month! And it is my second completed Year of Projects project, yay!

Lillypad socks:

The Verdant Gryphon Bugga, colorway Yellow Fringe Doris

I (finally) finished the first sock of this upcoming design! It did turn out to be a bit too snug so I will be adding a few more purl stitches to provide more room in the final design. Those cables and twisted stitches really tightened up the fabric. Luckily, I was able to obtain another skein of this colorway through a trade on Ravelry, so I will be able to gift this pair to someone with smaller feet someday and still be able to have a pair for myself in the same colorway! I know it shouldn’t have too much weight in the process since the finished pattern will be knit in a variety of colors, but some of my designs are very much inspired by the colorway I use and I really love this particular pairing.

My Own Fiasco:

BMFA Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorway Sigur Ros

I’m making some good progress on my Fiasco socks. The colorway is striping nicely and I think the textures of the pattern are bold enough that they still show through, even with so much variegation. It’s a very odd colorway, really, containing red, teal, tan, mustard, lavender, and aqua. It sounds like that mix should be really gross but I dig it! In my patterns I like to include multiple size options for multiple weights of yarn whenever feasible. For my first pair, I knit size 1 at the DK weight gauge to fit my Fiasco’s man-sized foot. This time I’m knitting size 3 at the fingering weight gauge for me. I think that sometimes the sizes in sock patterns are not very explicit and I’m hoping my way of describing sizes is helpful (rather than just more confusing) and allows for more flexibility in yarn choices. Here is what the sizing table from my free Ribby Holiday Socks pattern looks like:

What do you think: helpful, not helpful? I’m curious! Do you have an example of a sock pattern that you thought described the sizes very well?

Besides a few secret swatches, that’s all the progress I have to report this week! Be sure to click the images below to see what everyone else has been up to.

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13 thoughts on “Work-In-Progress Wednesday #6

  1. I think the chart is really helpful! My experience is that most sock patterns don't give alternatives for type of yarn/gauge. That's one reason I have always relied on Ann Budd books – like “The knitter's handy Book of Patterns”. i find her charts extremely helpful- especially using handspun.

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  2. I love that chart, and I don't think I've seen anything to rival its helpfullness! Also, I'm really excited about the Lilypad socks– I may be Rav-stalking you a smidge waiting for them to come out.

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