This is the 1st pair of socks that I was able to complete on my NZAK. Ironically, they actually fit me. :) I knitted them from Valley Yarns Franklin Natural Cone, which is a sock yarn from WEBS, and is 75% wool and 25% nylon. There was some minimal shrinkage after wet finishing. I had bought this specific cone yarn because of it being able to be dyed, which I did on Saturday, putting it in the dye crock pot with a skein of hand spun yarn. Basically, I dyed it this color only because I happened to have the dye ready for the skein of hand spun, and it actually matches a hand knit sweater that I knitted this past year.
This is the 2nd pair of socks that I knitted with the NZAK and believe it or not, I used the very same pattern (number of knitted rows) as I did for my 2st pair. This is a prime example of how different yarns knit up. This pair was knitted using Opal Elements (75% superwash wool and 25% polyamid), a German yarn by ZwergerGarn (?).
If you remember from an earlier blog entry, I rigged up a paint roller cage that I am able to use skein yarn on after re-winding it onto paper towel cardboard tubes.
Experimenting and practicing on the NZAK continues.....yesterday I knitted a hung hem using a 3-1 mock ribbing and will continue with that experiment again today.