I just bought the book “More Sensational Knitted Socks” by Charlene Schurch yesterday. It’s good in that it’s one-step further than I am in my sock knitting at the moment, so it will be a good learning tool.
But I’m confused/unclear how to change colors in some of the socks. Specifically she has a group of patterns she calls ‘tesselated’. They are multi-colored socks with ‘blocky’ repeating patterns. What she doesn’t explain is how to carry/change the colors. Obviously you can’t start and cut yarn for each color change…some are only two stitches long. So do you carry/strand the unused colors along the inside of the sock as in ‘fair isle’ work? It would seem that your toes would get caught in the strands as you pull them on. Some of the patterns use a color and then that color is not used for the next six rows, requiring it to be carried ‘up’ six rounds. Do you loop it in with your working color so that it’s ‘locked down’? And then she has another group of patterns called ‘stranded’. They look different…more linear. But do you also carry/strand the unused colors on the inside?
Reading the book, I realize that I’m still at the point in my knitting where I need such things explained to me. She seems to assume that you know how to do these techniques.
So…anyone have the book and understand this? Or is my explanation clear enough that someone can give me an idea how to execute this?
Vic (the perpetual befuddled learner)