Thursday, 3 May 2007

Sock #1 finished!


You won't believe the positions I've been in trying to get a good photo of my sock! (I didn't realise I could raise my leg that high! *LOL*) And this was the best I could manage.
This is sock #1, finished about an hour ago. I did toe up because I wasn't sure how much yarn I'd have left over. I managed to get 5 full 24-row patterns and 8 rows of garter stitch at the top and had a teeny bit of yarn left, so it worked out perfectly.
I decided to do garter stitch to finish because I had mostly purl stitches on the last row or two. When I did a 2x2 rib, it just looked like there was a straight line cutting off the rib from the leg. I think the garter stitch flows better from the purl stitches. What do you think?
I love the Fyberspates 100% Bluefaced sock yarn. This is the first time I've used it and it's gorgeous. It's very soft, feels lovely in your hands when knitting and has a subtle sheen that shows up well with the pattern.
One of the community paediatricians where I work was eyeing it up in work today - unfortunately for her, she's a small size 4 and luckily for me, this is a perfect fit-me size 6. :0) She said they were just her colours too ..... Oh well, maybe I'll make her a pair next ..... ;0)

8 comments:

Julie said...

Very pretty! I haven't been able to start yet and probably won't until next week. I'm so anxious to get going on this.

Kathryn said...

That's very pretty. I've only managed the ribbing on my first sock so far.

ndjen04 said...

Very nice! I love the colors :-)

Kelly said...

wow that was quick! Love the colourway!

Yosemite said...

I really like the way that sock came out. I prefer to knit my socks toe up. Could you provide a little more detail on how you changed the pattern to do it toe up? Thanks.

Anni said...

Wow, that looks gorgeous. I like it with the garter edge too.

Linda said...

Yosemite - I did my usual short row toe then just started straight in on the pattern. I'm using 2 circs, so needle 1 had the pattern for the instep and needle 2 was plain knitting for the foot. The only thing to remember to do is knit the stitch at the very end of needle 1 while on the foot instead of purling it - this balances out the stitches. Then just carry on in pattern, do a short row heel (making a note of which pattern row you finish on so you can carry on after the heel). When you get onto the leg, remember to purl the stitch at the very end of needle 1 - again, this balances out the pattern for the leg.

I hope this is enough information. I haven't actually written anything down while I've been knitting it, so I hope I've remembered everything! If you need anything else, just give me a shout. :0)

Laurie said...

Wow - that colorway is really beautiful!