With its simple four row repeat and the added interest of twisted stitches, Delilah is a wonderful introduction to lace knitting.
Who’d have thought that a simple four row repeat could create such a lovely pattern.
There are two sizes you can knit and I chose the larger size. If you wish to knit these socks in the larger size, here are a few errors that were spotted that you’ll need to take note of:
For the larger size cast on 72 sts and not 70. The pattern repeats are 12 sts.
To turn the heel
sl 1, k19, ssk, k1, turn (for large size only)
Turn, and work on the next 36 st leaving remaining 36 unworked on your needle (for large size only)
This is quite a popular pattern in the book with some knitters making more than one pair and I can understand why 🙂
So, if you’re after a new sock knitting book, this is the one for you. Beautifully photographed with interesting patterns that are easy to understand.
To finish off, here are some of my latest Opp Shop bargain buys 🙂
This next framed picture is quite different. The wording on it says “1st prize RAS Wolverhampton Shropshire Ram”
Although this mug is not sheep related, I loved the Parisian pictures and it’s made of porcelain and is so light as opposed to some quite heavy and chunky coffee mugs that I own.
And finally…..I treated myself to some ChiaoGoo Interchangeable needles in the small sizes (2.75mm, 3.25mm, 3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, small ended cables in 35cm, 55cm, 75cm, set includes small cable connector, stitch markers, small end stoppers, keys and a needle gauge). I absolutely love them!! The tips are nice and pointy which makes it so easy when stitches can get a bit tight and the steel is a matte look but still lovely and smooth. These came from my local ChiaoGoo dealer: Chantelle from Fiberific. Super quick postage was an added bonus!
That’s all my news for now! I’ve just volunteered for another sock knitting pattern test knit so I’d best cast on!
Until next time…