Wednesday, July 30, 2008

fire socks



Can you believe this ? My first pair of socks, DONE !
Yeah, I know, not a big thing for all of you natural born sock knitters out there, but for me it's a milestone. I've been trying to knit up a pair for maybe two years now, so I'm calling this a huge success. The yarn choice probably helped a lot, I'm in love with these colors.

The pattern is a basic stockinette stitch sock, based on Wendy's toe-up sock pattern but with a different cast-on. I used a figure-8 cast-on, short row toe and short row heel. It doesn't get much easier than this, I think. The short row heel turned better than I expected, but I'm tempted to try a different one next time.

Other changes: I dislike pointy toes, so I changed my increases to make it more rounded. And I used magic loop, just because I thought it would be easier to use one circular needle instead of 4 or 5 DPNs. It worked great, actually, so I'm magic-looping all my socks from now on (yes, because I've already started on a second pair ...)




Pattern: Wendy's toe-up sock pattern, with figure-8 cast on.
Yarn: Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett, in Landscape Fire (2 skeins)
Needles: 2.5 mm
Notes: Cast on 32 sts, and ended up with 56 in total for a snug fit. Started heel at 6 inches.




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the socks, the yarn is fantastic. I never seem to find yarn like this in my local shop! I have some socks in my queue but haven't started yet - you have inspired me to give it a try.
Pauline

cocoacream said...

Those are way fun! Okay, now you are really making me want to learn to knit...and I simply can't afford one more craft! :p

MauFeitio said...

Olá! O que é um magic-loop? eu queria fazer meias mas realmente a parte da 5 agulhas não me tenta....

Celina said...

Ficaram maravilhosas! É impressão minha ou também ficaram perfeitamente simétricas?
Quero umas iguais!
Bjs

materfamilias said...

I love these! I've made quite a few pairs of socks but never knee socks and now I want to. . .

Delphine_ said...

I love your socks ! and all the photos of your travel are marvelous, thank you making us travelling with you :)

Verity said...

Love them - the colours are great! And I totally know what you mean about sock knitting - I have tried a couple of times - mine start off looking pretty but then get all floppy and raggy looking. Thanks for the inspiration - you make me want to knit warm wooly things in the 30degree heat!

Anonymous said...

The colours are so pretty! Good job! :)

barbara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the socks! You wanna make me a pair? :)

Anonymous said...

Tengo los mismos zapatos Camper. Saludos
Pupy

Fiona Katherine Goble said...

Gorgeous - How I wish I wasn't such a flipping slow knitter.

小貓咪 said...

債務協商,應收帳款,詐欺,離婚,監護權,法律諮詢,法律常識,離婚諮詢,錄音,找人,追蹤器,GPS,徵信,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信社,尋人,偵探,偵探社,徵才,私家偵探,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,抓猴,出軌,背叛,婚姻,劈腿,感情,第三者,婚外情,一夜情,小老婆,外遇,商標,市場調查,公平交易法,抓姦,債務,債務協商,應收帳款,詐欺,離婚,監護權,法律諮詢,法律常識,離婚諮詢,錄音,找人,追蹤器,GPS,徵信,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社,徵信公司,尋人,抓姦,外遇,徵信,徵信社