Saturday, March 11, 2006
Recent FO - The Green worsted House Socks
Since it's barely March, I'm going to try to add my 2006 finished objects (more or less in chronological order).
These were the study socks for a sock knitting class that I took at the "Yarn Barn" in Lawrence Kansas. This shop, though a 40 minute drive away, is the closest thing I have to a "local" yarn store.
Pattern: "Knit to Fit Socks" by Nancy Lindberg (except the toe, which is from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush).
Materials: Brown Sheep Co's "Lambs Pride worsted" - Color Pine Shadows, Needles are US 4.
Notes: Long Tail CO over 2 needles, 52 stitches to fit a US Women's Size 8.5 W foot. Ribbing is k2p2 and continues down to the toe. Heel flap is 'Heel Stitch', Standard Round Heel, Star Toe with four 'rays'.
Comments: Warmest socks I own, very yummy, but the mohair in the yarn pills like the dickens. The pattern is a great standard pattern and VERY easy to understand. Not crazy about her square toe, so swapped out one of the NB ones.
This yarn is a singles, so the stitches are a little skewed - especially noticeable in the ribbing. I actually like the effect in ribbing. It looks like some very esoteric stitch because the trailing edge turns itself under due to that side of the stitch overtwisting. I tried to get a close up, but couldn't get close enough to get good stitch definition.
I may need to break down and get a flat bed scanner.