Smiling About StripesPosted: January 8, 2007
Pattern: My own with Dutch Heel from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Yarntini Sock Yarn, Colorway Gimlet, 1 skein
Needles: US #1 / 32″ Addi Turbos for Magic Loop
I knit these socks top down and one-at-a-time. I made an effort to match the stripes, but they are off by a couple of rows. To change things up, I used the Dutch Heel from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. I like the appearance of this heel more than my usual slip stitch heel, although I suppose time will tell which one is more comfortable and longer-wearing. The Yarntini sock yarn is awesome — it knits up very well and who can resist such fun colors? I have already ordered several more skeins from Jessie so I will have more stripey goodness to show in the coming months!
Of course, as soon as I finished these socks, I cast on for another pair. And even though I wrote previously that I didn’t care for toe-up, two-at-a-time, look what I’m doing anyway:
Apparently you can’t take anything I say here too seriously, huh? I’ve been wearing my Koigu toe-up socks, and I really like the short-row heel. So I decided to do another pair of toe-ups. The thing I did differently this time was that I started the socks separately and finished the toe increases before I put them together on one needle. That made the increases more bearable. The yarn is Claudia Hand Painted in Plumicious.
Lest you think that this has turned into a sock blog, I actually worked on something else for a change.
I started the Entrelac Scarf for myself back in November, and only knit a few inches before I became obsessed with socks. On Saturday, I actually wanted to work on this, so I ran with the feeling and got through the first skein. Now, it could be months before I finish the scarf, but at least there is a glimmer of hope that I might eventually recover from the sock craze!