Saturday, September 29, 2007
FO...Stansfield 16 socks in STR
All done...my first pair of socks in Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Socks That Rock. The colourway is Scottish Highlands and it's their medium weight yarn, which is quite thick, I must say. I knit them on a size 2 needle and it knit to 8 sts/inch. I'm sure they will be quite warm. The pattern is from More Sensational Knitted Socks and is Stansfield 16. It's a basket weave that was simple to memorise. I have about 26 grams of yarn left over and I'm considering adding some form of border at the top of the cuff. I made this a bit on the short side as I didn't know if I'd have enough to finish both socks. Given that I wear a size 10 shoe, I'm always worried about that. Yes, I know, I could knit them toe up, but I'm not overly fond of that technique.
The socks-in-progress are in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in a colourway called "Cornucopia", which is available from the nicest enabler on eBay, emtnestr. I'm about to cast on the second sock and am using a size 1 needle. The pattern is a simple garter rib. I hope to have the second sock done by tomorrow...we'll see!
I'm starting to appreciate patterns that are quite simple and allow the yarn to be the centre of attention. For more intricate patterns I'll stick to solids, especially after the Country Girl socks I made (see post below). These socks took 4 days to complete.
Posted by Mari at 7:34 AM