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Socks for my sister

Finally finished these socks for my sister. They will go perfect with her work clothes as she wears nurse's scrubs. They are a little more aqua-green than the pics. She already saw one when I finished it and loved it - fit perfect. Actually ended up knitting three socks as I had to frog the second ALL THE WAY when I found a mistake in the heel of the second one - a mistake she would have felt as it was on the bottom of the heel- ugh! Anyway glad to have finished. Will pop them in the post this week.

Advice on Gauge Please

I am knitting a gauge swatch for the Sporty Pullover sweater found in the Knitting Man(ual) by Kristen Spurkland. The gauge is 21 sts and 27 rows=4" in main pattern, 17 sts and 25 rows = 4" in St st.
the main pattern is : k4 (sl1 pwise, k1, YO, psso the k1 and YO, k3) to last st, k1.

Finished Vest

Just finished the vest I have been working on. It's a nice moss green. Light enough to wear during the summer - at least in San Francisco where our summers can be a little cooler than the rest of the country. It'll look nice with a white t-shirt, or even a dress shirt. Thanks to those who helped when I couldn't figure out the pattern. As with most projects, I learned a lot!

Pattern Question

Starting a vest (Rowan Harrison vest). Already says:

"beg with a K row work in st st. shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 15th row, then on 3 foll 14th rows."

Does this mean at the 15th knit row I increase by one at the beginning of the row and end of the row then for every 14th row I do the same thing three times more?

Double Knitting - OMG

I had some left over yarn from the Christmas stockings I made recently and ran across this pattern. Double knitting? Why not? LOL OMG I had to frog this 4-5 times before I got the hang of it! I am now making one in cranberry and oatmeal...then packing them both away in all the Christmas stuff for next year. This looks easy, but I really had to pay attention to the pattern so not to make mistakes...there is one anyway, but I am okay with it. There is a saying that nothing should be perfect except that which is made by God. My knitting is proof of that! LOL

What I've been up to lately

Haven't checked in for awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been knitting! I just finished a Christmas stocking for the husband and a couple of pairs of socks for myself. The light grey socks have a spiraling pattern from contrasting knit/purl stitches - can't see it in the photo too well, but I am happy with the results.

Need help with pattern...

I am knitting Spiraling Square Socks by Jenny Blackburn ( and am a bit stumped on the heel set up. The directions say:

"Heel Setup:
K7, turn your work so that the wrong side is facing, P34
(Note: Knitting 7 before turning and purling 34 lines it up for the top of foot pattern later.)
Spiralling Square Socks