July 26, 2007
Ah, my pretties, let's get to the bottom of this Meida trickery!
When we compare Domesticat's Meidas, my Meidas, and the way they appear in Favorite Socks, we most certainly notice that the scallops face upward towards the ankle for Ms. DC and Ms. Bush, but downward towards the toe for me. But that's a minor point which is easily explained by the fact that I'm working these socks toe-up.
Allow me to position all three socks such that the cast-on of each is at the bottom of the picture:
Now we're looking at the stitch pattern from the same perspective - the cast-on edges are all lined up, the scallops all face the same way... there's really no difference! Right?!? Wrong!
Take a look at the cables:
Domesticat's and mine cross to the left, while the ones in the book cross to the right!
After a little investigating, it seems that the written-out directions result in left-twist cables, but the photo and the symbol used in the chart lead you to believe that you'll end with right-twist cables!
(I'm not 100% positive about the chart symbol - I don't have the book in front of me - but I think it was for a right-twist cable)
It seems that something, somewhere, got reversed. Tricky!
P.S. I got Domesticat's permission to use her photo for this entry, but not before a gentle kicking-of-the-ass for using her photo in my last entry without checking with her first. And she's totally right! I hang my head in shame, especially because I really do know better.