Sunday, September 23, 2007

Socks are finished.

Thanks to driving to the beach and back the last two weekends, I finished two pair of socks. The pair above is Brigit designed by Gigi Silvia. Click here.Made jof CTH Supersock on size 1's. I like this cuff so much I might make these again. I knit both at the same time on one 40" needle--Magic Loop.

This is my own design highly inspired by one of Cat Bordhi's new patterns. These socks are made of Crystal Palace's Maizy, a corn fiber. Used 1's and knit two at a time on 2 circulars until I could put them on the Magic Loop.
The cuff was knit in Linen St for about an inch before joining. The split is in the center back. I fiddled with some linen and some stockinette for a while and them moved to all stockinette.
As soon as the cuff was long enough to be past my calf muscle, I shaped the cuff by moving into a k1,p1 ribbing which I continued on the heel flap. After I turned the heel I threw in a bit of seed stitch. All of this was just decided on as I knit.

The Maizy yarn feels nice on my foot, but I'm not wild about the colors. I suspect the corn fiber doesn't take dye well which is why all of the colorways are muted. Don't know if I'll use it again.


funfairiegirl said...

Beautiful work, as always :)


turtlegirl76 said...

That's the Sky Sock Architechture isn't it? That's what I'm working on now! I started it while listening to the Yarn Harlot. =) Love the cable socks - 2 at once magic loop? Go you!