View Full Version : WIP - Green Gable meets the 'Monkey' sock

05-07-2007, 01:45 PM
I'll give you the short version of the story -- I bought the pattern for Green Gable (http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/2628822/) and started with the size M. Got all the way to the armhole, tried it on, too big :wall: . So I ripped it out and decided to go with the size S. I also got to realizing that I wasn't too crazy about the mesh lace pattern so went searching for something to substitute. I decided on the lace pattern from Monkey (http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter06/PATTmonkey.html). It was just the right stitch count to fit, and not too long of a repeat so it fit perfectly. Charted it all out, started with the size S and got the lace portion done. Realized this was going to be way too small :wall: . I think the mesh lace is a bit of a loose knit, and the lace from the Monkey was tighter and pulled in a lot more, so I ripped it AGAIN and started over with the size M. This is what I have so far. It will need blocking but so far I love it!

05-07-2007, 02:11 PM
Wow, knitqueen! What perseverance you have! That is going to look great, love it!!

Jan in CA
05-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Now that's dedication! It's going to be gorgeous!

05-07-2007, 03:41 PM
I think the Monkey lace looks fabulous on that! I hope you are able to finish it without any more frustration!

05-07-2007, 03:44 PM
That looks amazing so far, and I'm amazed with all your perseverance! I would have given up by then and just started the Monkey Socks instead. :teehee: :notworthy:

05-07-2007, 03:45 PM
Knitqueen, great idea and I bet its gonna turn out fabulous!

05-07-2007, 06:03 PM
that is gorgeous!! i love the monkey lace pattern.

05-07-2007, 08:02 PM
Oh, how pretty! I love the color, and the pattern is just beautiful!

05-07-2007, 08:48 PM
What a brilliant idea!

05-07-2007, 10:13 PM
That is a great idea! It looks beautiful so far.

05-07-2007, 10:31 PM
That's going to be so pretty! :heart:

05-07-2007, 10:41 PM
That looks awesome, and just think, now you can knit the socks to match! :cheering:

05-08-2007, 01:03 AM
I love it too! WTG on altering the lace part.

05-08-2007, 01:13 PM
Beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished!

05-08-2007, 02:22 PM
Thanks everyone! :muah: