WIP Wednesday: Yes, A Tube

Last night I cast on my second Loopy Academy Grad School pattern. As you know I’m majoring in socks. The requirement for this project is that the sock have an afterthought heel. I could have gone with my usual sock and just thrown in an afterthought heel but I decided that since this is Grad School I really should try to stretch my stills. I found a pattern called Afterthought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton. Basically to knit this pattern you knit a long tube where each end is the cuff of one sock and waste yarn is added for the heels and toes. So you knit cuff, leg, foot for first sock and while still attached you continue with the foot, leg and cuff for the second sock, in that order. It sounds wild to me so I just had to do it.

The yarn is more Cascade Heritage. This color is forged iron.

Have you ever made something just because the method of making it is kind of weird? I have to admit that this isn’t my first time. I like trying out unusual construction.

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11 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Yes, A Tube

  1. I have absolutely made projects because the construction method sounded crazy. Interesting pick, and I can’t wait to see how they go for you!

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  2. I just made and taught a class on argyle socks knit in the round. Hardest knitting I have ever done and definitely challenging for my class (who were all experienced knitters!). Not sure I will ever make another pair…..

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  3. Evelyn says:

    Yes, I have, and totally enjoyed it! The baby surprise jacket, which I have made numerous times to try out different tweaks; the grandpa cardigan, which is totally seamless; and now I’m working on different ways to steek.

    Those socks look intriguing! Can’t wait to read about your progress.


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  4. chrisknits says:

    Cool idea. I can’t say I’ve knit something just because of the technique, but I love learning new things, so I am not put off knitting something because of the technique.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    This sounds very interesting!


  6. randomlyerin says:

    The weirder the better!

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  7. LDSVenus says:

    I’ve seen these done on some podcasts, they looked interesting. 🙂

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  8. I often pick projects because the construction is weird. I do the same thing with recipes. I look forward to your review of the afterthought everything.

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  9. Stefanie says:

    A different kind of pattern is certainly intriguing.Oh, there’s the oven timer. Time to get diner on the table.

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  10. Alissa Head says:

    Yes I love to try out different construction methods, as long as it’s not too fussy.

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  11. salpal1 says:

    What fun! I have made things just to see how it works – Durrow shawl was the most recent one, the 1898 hat was another.

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