Thursday, December 27, 2007

Candy Socks Wrap Up

I do have a pre Christmas FO that I haven't had a chance to post about, my Candy Socks. I brought them out to AZ in the hopes of getting this post out but it didn't happen. All I did manage to do was get pictures of them in that fabulous Arizona sun.


I offered them to my sister, but she declined. I like to think it was the colorway she wasn't too fond of, rather than her modesty in accepting another gift. Taken as a whole, all knit up, the colors may not necessarily be the most inviting to an adult, even an adult woman.


But knitting with this colorful yarn was satisfying. The constant changing of the colors from the dusky teals melding into scrumptious olive to the bubble gum pinks transforming into burnt orange, I was in color heaven.

The one problem I can't seem to master, even knitting toe up, is gauging how much yarn to use per sock. I still have about 28 grams of yarn left over.


Yarn
Cherry Tree Hill in the Water colorway.
100% superwash merino wool in a DK weight.

Needles
I used US2 circs and dpns.

Pattern
The prototype of the "make it up as I went along" pattern I used on hubby's Xmas Spice socks, with the exception of using a K2P1 rib. Like the Xmas Spice socks, the gusset consisted of a purl frame with the inner triangle in stockinette. The only difference being with this pair I used twisted stitches to bring some definition to the knit stitches framing the gusset.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Thanks for all the comments on my youtube site. I must confess that I have been a lurker to your blog since we saw you in LI this summer. I have enjoyed reading what your up to when I can...Congrats on your 100th blog. If it were me, I'm not sure I would have been as consistent with the posts as you have been.

Looks like you might have seen Jennifer for the holiday - Please send her our best! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to wishing you and Dominic a Happy New Year!

pickayarn said...

She declined? I think they are lovely, but I am kind of fond of pink:) Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!

 

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