coriolis sock

I was very excited to read on Vickie Howell's blog that HGTV will be showing the current season of Knitty Gritty. I might have to lock up my credit card while they do because I've already started being too inspired by the show. This Monday the showed an episode with Cat Bordhi during which she demonstrated a Coriolis sock. This is a toe up sock, which starts with a garter square and has no gussets. Needless to say, I was intrigued. On Wednesday I went to Purlescence and bought four skeins of Panda Cotton in two different colors and a size 6 47" Addi Lace turbo circular needle.

a(nother) new projectcoriolis sock

Cookie was there but I can't place any of the blame for this purchase on her shoulders. She was trying to talk me into some Blue Moon Fiber Arts Bambu. I resisted that. Well, this time. I have a hank of it from a previous trip to Purlescence with Cookie. I still don't know what to do with it. That's another post though.

Anyway, I started the sock on the size 6 needle but it was too big. I went down to size 4s and I think I'm still a bit off gauge but it fits pretty well and I think this yarn shrinks so I'm fine with them being a touch big to start off.

the coriolis on the sockturned the heel!

This pattern is pretty fast and fun to knit. Holding two strands together certainly helps with the speed, of course. That and abandoning all of your other projects to only knit it. Oops. I don't know if this pattern is in Cat Bordhi's most recent sock book, which I think is called New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I thought it was already out but I didn't see it at the store, on her site or on Amazon so maybe it's not out yet. I definitely want to look at it at some point, though. This pattern has intrigued me to say the least!

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7 thoughts on “coriolis sock

  1. Knitting Panda April 22, 2007 / 3:36 pm

    Ooooooh, very cool! Was it easy to do? I think that might just have to be my next sock pattern! πŸ™‚

  2. abigailvr April 22, 2007 / 9:46 pm

    Yes, I thought it was easy to do. I really enjoyed it. The first one is done and I think I'll be starting the second tonight!

  3. Knitting Panda April 23, 2007 / 9:16 am

    I can't wait to see the completed pair! Good luck with the second CO – I always find that the hardest to do – getting to the second one! πŸ™‚

  4. asynja April 23, 2007 / 12:45 pm

    I fell in love with the toe concept, but I don't dig the spiral bit. If I ever make another pair, I might do toe-up with that toe!

  5. abigailvr April 23, 2007 / 10:18 pm

    The toe does make starting the sock much quicker!

  6. Kristine April 24, 2007 / 10:01 pm

    I saw that episode too, and the idea of holding two strands and doing increases that way was really unique πŸ™‚ I agree with asynja, I'm not sure about the spiral. and in case it helps, HGTV has really brand new eps on Mondays in our area, and then less-new ones on Wednesday and Friday – but since I don't have DIY, and I've only been TiVo-ing it for a few months, there's still quite a few I haven't seen. πŸ™‚

  7. abigailvr April 24, 2007 / 10:14 pm

    The spiral is a touch tight, but I like it. What I really like is that the spiral goes the other way on the other sock. That amuses me. And it makes knitting the second sock slightly more interesting because it's not identical to the first.I don't have DIY either and I started Tivoing it when HGTV started showing it. I don't know how long that's been. I noticed that they're showing other ones during the week but I think I have seen most if not all of those. I'm excited about the new season because more than one person that I know will be on the show! Jordana Paige started the SnB I used to go to, and she was on yesterday.

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