Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Pieced Sock

Last night, I sewed together the for sections of the sock for Piecework's upcoming Knitting Traditions special publication.
The seams involve working a whipstitch to join the bind-off edge of one piece to the cast-on edge of the next. Fortunately, each piece has the same number of stitches so the pieces are sewed together stitch for stitch and no easing is involved. I tried to sew fairly loosely to maintain the elasticity of the knitting, but the seams do make tight areas that are a little more difficult to pull over a heel.

I can convince myself that the seams make decorative design elements, but I can't say that the practicality of being able to replace the heel and toe are worth the fuss. I'd rather knit another pair of socks!


Bibi said...

so lovely so simple!bravo!

Meghan Jones said...

I know this was based on a historical pattern but would it be possible to work each section with a provisional cast on and then knit the sections together using a 3 needle bind off on the outside of the work? even 3 needle bind off using purl to get the garter ridge? that would be a more elastic seam and could still be taken apart. Or would the pattern not lend itself to that idea?

GerryART said...

Ahh, this is what I wanted to see.
How the heel and toe are replaced.