Thursday, April 09, 2009

Socks: One Pair Done & Another Begun

By Leigh

And just in time too. I need them for next weekend.

Project Particulars:
Sock Pattern - SpinCraft Toe Up Socks
Yarns - Silja (solid color) and Regia Self-Striping Sock Yarns
Stripe Pattern - Alternate yarns to create a unique stripe pattern
Gauge - 8 stitches/inch and 11 rows/inch
Needles - US 2 DPNs

I've got the summer sock knitting bug (already), so here are the ones I'm working on next...

This is Lucy Neatby's Chequerboard Socks pattern from Cool Socks Warm Feet. It's a pattern I've had my eye on for quite some time. Now seems to be the time to knit it. I've just gotten started on the first garter stitch short row toe. More photos soon.

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MiniKat said...

Great socks! :-) Have a fantabulous Easter!

bspinner said...

Great socks!!! Thanks so much for the information on your pattern. I'm just about ready to start the heel but needed to practice the "wrap and turn" method of turning my heel. I've never done that before.
Love the color choice for your new socks.

Sheepish Annie said...

Very nice! Is there anything better than new socks? No, I don't believe there is...

Life Looms Large said...

Those socks came out great!!! So tempting!!! (I have this one extra ball of sock yarn....and I'm going shopping today....we'll see what happens!)


Bonnie said...

If you are ever interested in a trade, let me know. I LOVE your socks and do not knit.

Dorothy said...

Mm lovely socks, the co-ordinated outfit is going to be so smart! And I just followed the links through to the Fiber Festival workshops, all I can say is maybe it's a good thing I'm too far away to join in because there are so many good workshops I'd not know which to choose. Will you be taking any workshops, or will you be tied up on the organisational side of the event? Hope you have a great time anyway.

Wool Enough said...

Ooooh, pretty red socks! I like the idea of breaking up a self-striping yarn with a solid to make a more interesting sock. I believe I will follow your lead.

Leigh said...

Well, Bonnie, just send me your measurements!

Dorothy, I'm going to take the charka cotton spinning class. It's one I've meant to take for years but never managed until now.