Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
claireweber
Working the Gusset
 
claireweber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,176
Thanks: 529
Thanked 692 Times in 522 Posts
WIP - Boot Topper
I need something to keep jeans inside my boots and I've got enough yarn in this dye lot, I think it will be a perfect match. I did a 4X2 rib for about an inch and a half and switched to a needle two sizes larger for the cabling. This is the stitch pattern:

Close Woven Basket Lattice

I finally settled on the Magic Loop Method knitting with my Addi Turbos; every other row is cables, so I am using this technique, Crossing Cables without a Cable Needle

The yarn I'm using is this:

Patons Classic Merino Wool in a Dark Olive

The color in the picture seems washed out, going to need to ask DH.....again.....about camera settings.

Thanks for looking

ETA - I was inspired by a 'recipe' on ravelry.com, the site was down so I did not include the link. Although this project was knit in the round, the cable pattern did not continue around, which prompted me to find a similar stitch pattern and work it out to have the cables continuous without a break.
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Boot Topper 11.04.13.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	241.4 KB
ID:	57185  
__________________
LunadelaOssa on ravelry.com

Last edited by claireweber : 11-05-2013 at 08:50 PM.
claireweber is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,716
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 2,757 Times in 2,321 Posts
Beautiful. I really like that stitch pattern. I'll have to save it to try when I've finished my socks...maybe on my sock tops even. Thanks!

I'm not stealing your idea, you're inspiring me. You wouldn't mind if the stitch pattern ended up on my socks I hope.
__________________
~ GG



You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.
GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GrumpyGramma For This Useful Post:
claireweber (11-11-2013)
Old 11-05-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
claireweber
Working the Gusset
 
claireweber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,176
Thanks: 529
Thanked 692 Times in 522 Posts
Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Beautiful. I really like that stitch pattern. I'll have to save it to try when I've finished my socks...maybe on my sock tops even. Thanks!

I'm not stealing your idea, you're inspiring me. You wouldn't mind if the stitch pattern ended up on my socks I hope.
I would be flattered if you did Let me know if you decide to use the pattern for knitting in the round, there is one little trick.
__________________
LunadelaOssa on ravelry.com
claireweber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,716
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 2,757 Times in 2,321 Posts
Oh, yeah, I was already thinking about converting to in the round. I'll gladly take any insights you may offer. You're now in a post in my blog thread. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...66#post1389366 I'll probably put all my notes about it there. I was thinking the multiple of 6 + 2 might be just a multiple of 6 for in the round but haven't really looked at it yet. My faux flap heel is kind of getting all my brain power today.
__________________
~ GG



You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.
GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #5
claireweber
Working the Gusset
 
claireweber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,176
Thanks: 529
Thanked 692 Times in 522 Posts
You're right, it is a multiple of six. I don't know if you've begun to work charts yet, this is the one I worked up for the Close-Woven Basket Lattice.

The diamonds in the chart represent purl stitches. The last two stitches on row 5 are 'lent' to the first cable stitch in row 6. This is the only thing I found to be a little tricky in working this stitch in the round.

RC is a right cross cable, the pattern refers to it as a back cross.

LC is a left cross cable, the pattern refers to it as a front cross.
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Close Woven Basket Lattice.Chart.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	140.6 KB
ID:	57189  
__________________
LunadelaOssa on ravelry.com
claireweber is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to claireweber For This Useful Post:
GrumpyGramma (11-05-2013)
Old 11-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #6
GrumpyGramma
Grafting the Toe
 
GrumpyGramma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,716
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 2,757 Times in 2,321 Posts
That will probably be my first chart. I'll look closely at it later. My mind went on vacation and left me behind. Maybe it will come back and I can manage to have a coherent thought in regards to chart reading. Thank you so much. You are absolutely wonderful!
__________________
~ GG



You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.
GrumpyGramma is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,448
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,880 Times in 3,001 Posts
Oh it's very very nice! I love the lattice stitch! Great for your needs too!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
claireweber (11-07-2013)
Old 11-06-2013, 12:18 AM   #8
jinxnit55
Turning the Heel
 
jinxnit55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Truckee, Calif.
Posts: 674
Thanks: 295
Thanked 282 Times in 254 Posts
Neat stitch and I love the color!
jinxnit55 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jinxnit55 For This Useful Post:
claireweber (11-07-2013)
Old 11-07-2013, 05:55 AM   #9
salmonmac
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,715
Thanks: 575
Thanked 3,126 Times in 2,835 Posts
Very neatly done with lovely attention to detail. I especially like the way the lattice is growing out of the ribbing. These 4st cables are perfect to work without a cable needle. Looking forward to the finished toppers.
__________________
Knitting Help Videos Here!-
salmonmac is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to salmonmac For This Useful Post:
claireweber (11-07-2013)
Old 11-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #10
justplaincharlotte
Working the Gusset
 
justplaincharlotte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,809
Thanks: 2,582
Thanked 918 Times in 796 Posts
Very pretty, Claire!
__________________
Charlotte

justcharlotte

All Needful Things Blog
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises."
- Elizabeth Zimmermann
justplaincharlotte is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to justplaincharlotte For This Useful Post:
claireweber (11-07-2013)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basketweave Topper confusion Constant Knitter General Knitting 3 01-11-2011 05:50 PM
Thread Crochet - Table Topper-Again! Lisa_H-Town Crochet! 6 06-23-2008 10:26 AM
hat topper drummom How-to Questions 2 10-27-2006 07:27 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 AM.