Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I've been taking a break from shawls to do some "me" knitting made a couple pairs of socks. The green socks are the Mock Crock socks from Knit Picks. The yarn is Paton's Kroy sock yarn in grass green. These were very easy to make and worked up in just a couple days. I was able to use a 12" Addi Turbo needle (size 2US), which made it even quicker. I found the finished socks to be a bit big so perhaps the next ones will be made with a smaller needle size. I also thought extending the "croc" pattern down the top of the foot would be uncomfortable in a shoe, so I changed to just a 3/2 ribbing pattern that matched the repeat of the "croc" pattern once I finished the gusset decrease.
The blue socks are the Embossed Leaf socks designed by Mona Schmidt, featured in the Winter 2005 Interweave Knits magazine. This is such a gorgeous pattern and it has very quickly become my favourite. The yarn is Koigu KPM and is very "denim friendly"! I used a size 2US 40" Addi Turbo circular needle and my favourite Magic Loop. The pattern worked beautifully for Magic Loop. These took 3 days to complete. I can't wait to make this pattern again and again.
I've got the sock bug...I've got another pair started and hope to get them finished soon!
Posted by Mari at 9:00 AM