Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fiddly?

Quote from pattern
"there is a certain amount of fiddliness involved in working the top of each leave at this point ... "


Fiddly?

Really?

Working 7 tiny 9 stitch leaves flat, back and forth at the top of each sock, decreasing to a 3-into-1-stitch point, 7 times for each sock.
End result of 14 ends minimum to weave in in each sock, 2 on each leaf, 28 ends in total.
Oh plus the cast on end, 30 ends to weave in.

Then, picking up 112 stitches around the top of each sock .. to work the i-cord bind off. Twisting each pick up loop to tighten it and make it look neat.
In total - 224 stitches of i-cord bind off.

Fiddly - yes.
Understatement - oh yes.

Worth it?
Totally.

Stella

3 comments:

Vintage Purls said...

Are you saying I understated things a little? :)

neak said...

lol totally worth it, and I hate picking up stitches let alone 112 on each sock teehee very funky finish though aye :)

Monique

Knitting Linguist said...

My goodness! Fiddly indeed, but I can't wait to see the results :)