FO: Rainbow Jaywalkers

Rainbow Jaywalkers

Pattern: Jaywalkers, by Grumperina

Yarn: The elusive Regia Nation 5399, aka Rainbow. This color is a little hard to find (and now discontinued) so I grabbed two skeins ($8/each, for a total of $16) when I saw them at The Point.

Needles: 0 and 1, Susan Bates

Project started/ended: Started July 3, finished September August 30

Notes and Modifications: Since everyone has knit a pair of these (and many people in this colorway), I’m not sure anyone needs my notes, but here they are!

I cast on for the small/medium size and knit following the instructions for the red and orange stripe with a size 1 needle. Then I switched to a size 0 needle and knit for yellow and green stripe. Then I decreased eight stitches by working one row without the k f/bs, allowing the decreases to be hidden within the pattern. When I got to the purple stripe, I switched back to a size 1 needle (to try and increase the ankle area a bit, even though it’s still tight), and then back to a zero once I had made the heel flap and started turning the heel.

When I got to the toe, I knit a round toe, making six evenly spaced decreases (k2tog) every other row, because I find that the regular toe suggested in the pattern often results in stretched out sides when worn. Just something new I am trying.

Posted in Finished Objects 2008, Socks, Uncategorized at September 7th, 2008. Trackback URI: trackback

7 Responses to “FO: Rainbow Jaywalkers”

  1. September 8th, 2008 at 4:32 pm #Adam

    Congrats on your latest F.O.! What are you knitting next? Socks for someone?

  2. September 9th, 2008 at 5:01 pm #jenny

    so cute! i love the crispness of the colors, and the fact that it’s really a true rainbow assortment.

  3. September 10th, 2008 at 3:40 pm #Father Time

    “finished September 30”? Fact checker, heal thyself! Groovy socks, though.

  4. September 10th, 2008 at 3:52 pm #Claire

    Father Time, I was too busy yelling at the RNC on tv to notice that I had traveled through time, to the future, to finish these socks.

  5. September 11th, 2008 at 10:41 am #Karl Rove

    All part of my evil plot to confuse and disorient the Left. And it’s working!! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

    (Though even I have to admit that the socks are beautiful.)

  6. September 11th, 2008 at 10:46 am #Jesse Jackson

    My man Karl is right! Those socks are powerful enough to knit together the many strands of this great nation of ours in a wonderful Rainbow Coalition:

    Such beautiful hose
    Will unite friends and foes

  7. September 16th, 2008 at 11:25 am #Kim

    not to be confused with being united by beautiful hos.