Traveling Woman Shawl and a Baby Sweater

I did the Traveling Woman Shawl in The Fleece Artist's Trail Socks. It was a lot of fun and really quick. I blocked it into a triangular shape. Also finished up a little sweater I did for my Goddaughter Luna Mariana. She is not even a year. I used some Kroy Sock Yarn and just let the pattern go where it wanted to. As well, I finished up the April, May, and June socks. I guess I am one month ahead of myself.

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stch's picture

Beautiful shawl and sweater! Love the colours and designs...and the socks are terrific.

Kerry's picture

You have been beautifully busy Ron, what a lovely collection. Travelling Woman is good to knit, the Fleece Artist yarn you used is gorgeous. What a cute cardigan.

crmartin's picture

Those are gorgeous Ron! You really do beautiful work. I love the garter stitch on the sock heels, what pattern did you use?



ronhuber's picture

Thanks, Randy. It is just the way I have knit socks since I was about 6 years old. I can sort of do them in my sleep. I try many different patterns but always return to these as they are so comfortable for me.

MMario's picture

Shawl looks great....another pattern that deals well with varigation.

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Tom Hart's picture

What beautiful work. Great patterns and great colors but what stands out in my eye is the stitchery. It's awesome. You display a quality of work that I aspire to.

TheKnittingMill's picture

BEAUTIFUL work Ron!!! I love the how you matched the stripes of the cardigan contra-laterally! I'm not usually a fan of variegated yarn for the most part, but it works so well with the pattern of your shawl and the colors remind me fondly of Mardis Gras. I have to get some of that! I like the little garter stitch "gutters" on either side of the heels on the socks. Are they solely decorative, or add to the structural integrity as well?

ronhuber's picture

My mother used to put them there to count the rows. Each ridge is two rows. If you are using 36 stitches on the heel flap you would keep working until you had l8 ridges. It would make a relatively square flap.

TheKnittingMill's picture

That's cool! I love little stories like that.

ronhuber's picture

I believe it was a rather common thing to do. Someone told me that Elizabeth Zimmermann mentions the same thing in her book. Sock knitting was, and is, so basic that I am sure there are many traditions that overlap cultures. I remember the time when knitting socks was very practical (not a form of recreation) and whole heels were taken out and reknitted. I wonder if the little bit of garter aided in locating the edges of the flap.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You are right, Ron. EZ mentions it in her books and that is where I picked it up for my designs. [My other source only mentioned doing the last 2 stitches in garter stitch.] I often do the sections that will be later short rowed to turn the heel in garter stitch as a way to keep track of the turnings but also because the stretch of the fabric helps cup the heel better. According to one book I have that talks about reknitting heels for an older pair of socks, the strips do help you find the edges that need to be reworked. Very nice projects and they are most inspirational. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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WillyG's picture

The shawl is particularly gorgeous...I think one of the nicest yarn choices I've see with that pattern. Just lovely!

chipsir's picture

Once again Ron you show us just how talented (anddedicated you are) I have had no luck with varigation and lace. Guess I just don't have an eye for it.