My Nine-To-Five socks, by Nicole Hindes, are finished.
This is a free pattern that can be downloaded off of Nicoles blog, All Buttoned Up — she even has a YouTube video linked to show the the twisted stitch, or if you like, you can refer to the Barbara Walker instructions in “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns” (the blue volume, the “broad spiral rib” pattern found on page 48). I knit these using just shy of two skeins of Lorna’s Lace Shepherd Sock yarn in the Gold Hill colorway and used two 16″ 2.5mm circular needles. As with many hand-dyed yarns, even though both skeins were the same colorway and dye lot, the colors in even skein was distributed a bit differently, so part of one sock has a bit more green — such is the way of hand-dyed. They still make for a lovely pair of foot coverings.
I love KnittingHelp.com! It seems that everytime it comes time to weave/Kitchener stitch the toes of my freshly knitted socks, my mind goes blank — knit, purl, slip, what?!? My friend Ana sent me to KnittingHelp.com a while back to see the video clip on the Kitchener stitch (go to the page, which is under view videos, knitting tips and scroll down to finishing/seaming/kitchener stitch and clip on the “watch this video” button) and it’s been a breeze ever since. It’s so nice because I can have my knitting and darning needle ready to go, turn on the video and follow along, playing it over and over again till I get it right. Now I go to it just as a quick reminder — it’s so helpful!