Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rib and Cable Socks

The pattern for these is by Nancy Bush and is in Interweave Knits Fall 2005. I used 2 balls of Panda Cotton in Seascape and 2.25mm needles. I did one less pattern repeat on the cuff than the pattern called for, had I done the extra repeat I would have run out of yarn so it was good guesswork deciding not to follow the pattern exactly!

I'm not sure why one sock is lighter than the other, I had knit the lighter yarn into another sock but ran out of yarn so perhaps it faded a bit in the process...

I'm really happy with the result, they are really comfortable (I'm wearing them today!) and medium weight so they should wear well!

finally waking up

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Brown Socks

I can't believe I just titled a post 'Brown Socks' - but I needed some brown socks...

I started these this past weekend while sitting around the pool watching the Man-Cub swim. I made good progress and I've just turned the heel. I'll finish the toe at Tae Kwon Do this week and hopefully start the second sock too.

This is Bernat's Cool Crochet in colour 74013 - Chocolat. The pattern is my old standby - and I think this is the first time I've ever made the pattern as written - I've always done 2 x 2 or 1 x 1 ribbing down to the ankle.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Laizy Maizy Socks

I've been working on these socks and the pattern for a couple of weeks and it's all finally done! This is my first pair of self-designed socks and I'm really excited about them!

I made them with 2 skeins of Maizy in the Springtime colorway using US size 2 dpns. So if you're interested in some Laizy Maizies of your own, the pattern is on my blog. Here's the Ravelry Link too. Yay for vegan socks!