Video of Fair-Isle on the Sock Machine and Pirate Socks

I have a request to make a video for knitting Fair-Isle/stranded on the sock machine so here it is. So strange that after the recording button is pressed, I became a klutz. I can usually knit faster than that but you get the idea.

 

Stranded (or Fair-Isle) knitting on the CSM is definitely more challenging (and sloooow) than knitting by hand so I can’t imagine knitting an entire sock at this pace. But one-yarn sock can get very boring so I modify the We Call Them Pirates hat to come up with this design for the 72 cylinder. It’s a little fidgety with the long strand between the repeats, so you should try to cross the yarns to reduce the float, especially when the float is more than 7 stitches. Refer to chart below.

We Called Them Pirate socks on the sock machine.

We Called Them Pirate socks on the sock machine.

Close up of skull and anchor pattern.

Close up of skull and anchor pattern.

I use the 72 cylinder most of the time because I like fingering-weight yarn. But this pattern can also be used on a 54 cylinder for thicker yarn since it is a repeat of 18.

Pirate skull chart for a 72 cylinder on a CSM.

Pirate skull chart for a 72 cylinder on a CSM.

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One Response to Video of Fair-Isle on the Sock Machine and Pirate Socks

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