Welcome to the 5th instalment for the Sock CAL 2018 Blog Hop. If you have been following from the beginning, I should imagine that you are well on your way to choosing your sock design, yarn and have a pretty good understanding of the construction of a sock. Then comes the next question - Toe Up or Cuff Down? Does it really matter? Surely they all come out the same. You are right, they do look the same and there is no discernible difference. I have crocheted a fair number of socks over the last few years and I must admit that I have a preference - Cuff down. To put it simply, I don't like adding a ribbed cuff at the end of the sock. I admit that I am just not very good at crocheting the ribbed cuff at the end of the pattern. I get confused and when I start to work on it I don't like how mine looks. I prefer to work the cuff first and then work from the ankle down (I like the cuffs nice and neat). I like to try on the sock as I go and know that I can adjust the num
It's my turn again on the #backtoschoolsweatercal blog hop and this time I am following on from Sam , from Sam Simple Melody, to record my progress so far. I am happy to say that I have finished my Ava sweater from the Dora Ohrenstein's Top Down Sweater Book and I have had plenty of wear out of it already. The fit is flattering and I am so glad that I took the time to read all of the hints and tips and obtain my true measurements so that I have a truly wearable garment. Pattern and Yarn Choice I used the recommended yarn - Berroco Folio in Bayberry and I crocheted a tension square to make sure that I was on gauge. For projects of this magnitude, I prefer to use the suggested yarn (if my purse allows) so that I can obtain the same results. I chose to make a Large based on my bust and hip measurements and it was spot on. Getting Started and progress The yoke was the first section of the sweater to be crocheted and I found the pattern straightforward and easy to read.