Teacher’s pet

Are you knitting Sidewinders along with Nona?

If Nona knits her socks sideways, so can I!

Yarn: Regia Bamboo color 1066, a generous gift from Joy. The color is gorgeous!

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Gauge: 30 stitches and 40 rows in back ‘n forth stockinette.

Teacher, do I get a little gold star now? 😉


32 thoughts on “Teacher’s pet

  1. Emilee

    Those ARE gorgeous colors.

    Speaking of color, I just noticed. Is your couch/bedspread the same color as the Lorna’s Periwinkle you’re so fond of?

  2. Rachel

    I am all ready to go, have yarn, have swatch, have gauge, ooops have needles of course, just waiting for the pattern.

    I just finished my first jaywalkers last week, I better send you a photo of them soon.

  3. Laura

    Well, you were already the teacher’s pet when she picked your “perpensockular” as part of the pattern name! 😉

  4. Lynn

    You are too damn funny! Sitting up front with your smile on and a huge ‘I swatch!’ T-shirt while presenting your blocked lovely swatch to nona masterknitrix.

    tsktsk..suck up much? 😉 j/k

  5. Susanne

    Hy Kathy,

    yes, I love that colour, too. I made the spiral scarf from Norah Gaughan out of it. The colours fit to anything I like to wear.

    If you like to have a look at my knitting-blog (the scarf-issue is on May, 9th) – I appreciate your comment.

    Like your blog very much. This wouldn’t be my last visit.

    Keep on knitting


  6. Kivy

    On a side note about bamboo in socks, I’ve noticed that the anti-bacterial properties of the fiber help reduce my foot stink. If ever you need to knit socks for a friend that suffers from stinky feet, bamboo is the way to go (especially when you can do it in such lovely colors)!

  7. lisa

    Hi Kathy –

    I’m a longtime reader, new commenter. I have to ask you – do you wash and set every gauge swatch you do before the big project? As a reader who knows how a scientific mind works (my mom was a chemist) but is an artist by trade, I’m guessing you do. I have a hard time getting through just doing the swatch, and time is short for knitting for me. I guess I’m just wondering if you simply have more discipline than most or if you have a secret to your knowledge of the swatch.

    Thanks – I love reading your blog – because it IS so detailed. OH – and I’m guessing we have a similar figure flaw with the denim issue (you wear many of the same cuts as I do) have you tried “Christopher Blue” in the “Ric Flair” cut? I just found them and they cover my backside nicely, have a little lycra and fit pretty well over all. Just an FYI..


  8. Melissa

    I love Regia Bamboo. I used the same color to knit up some pomatomi for my grandma and they turned out nicely.

  9. Marlena

    Wow! Thanks for sharing the link! I’ll have to try these.

    Also, I am currently making Roza’s socks using the Lorna’s Laces you sent to me as a prize for sending in the 450th pair of Jaywalkers! Love the pattern, and the yarn.

  10. Nancy

    OK, you have sucked me in. I cannot resist the temptation to be on the “cutting edge of knitting”! I’m going to go stash diving to look for a narrowly self-striping yarn, probably a Lorna’s Laces stripey one. I’ll be doing my swatch tongiht during the hockey game!


  11. Ühltje

    Now, that this (lovely) swatch is done, will you give ‘Ene’ a bit of attention? I am dying to see some progress.

  12. Sue

    Thanks for the link to the Sideways sock pattern, I’m looking forward to giving them a try. I have just the right yarn for it.

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