Weird Wool Wednesday: the unmentionables of stranded knitting.

Here’s how my Fair Isle cuff is going:

And here’s the inside, usually perceived to be “the unmentionables” of stranded knitting:

Most people are curious to see the inside of stranded knitting but it’s rather rude to ask the wearer to lift up her garment just to have a little peek. I’m too fond of knitting to perceive technical curiosity as an indiscretion so I show it gladly.
These unmentionables are quite neat and fresh and in order, I’d say!

But then, I haven’t shown you the real unmentionables of this project…

The disgraceful secret caused by how I treat the sock yarn in this project…
Sock yarn that’s superwash and won’t felt upon itself. Yarn that really ought to get its ends woven in. Instead of carried up the side en masse. With individual strands pulled from it until the rest is all bundled up into a solid clump.

Behold, the real unmentionables of my Fair Isle project:

I’ve got them all up in a twist.


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