Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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.