Saturday, November 6, 2010

FO: Orange Pumpkin Socks

After struggling with a couple of other projects, I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to finish something that I LIKE and that FITS!IMG_7600 There are S1’s new fall socks for Fall 2010.  The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in colorway “Foliage,” which is aptly named.  I love this yarn.  The 75% superwash merino/25% nylon blend should wear very well.  It has at least 8 distinctly recognizable colors in it, but they work together harmoniously and don’t pool.

I worked out the ribbing on the cuff so that it flows into the cable pattern well – that pleases me.IMG_7607I really had to focus on the cable pattern at first, but once I figured out the errata and remembered how to cable without a cable needle, these were straightforward enough to knit at the office (which is where they mostly were knit).IMG_7603

I tried a new heel flap this time: the eye of partridge.  I love it!  It creates a super strong fabric that isn’t as thick and puffy as my regular slip stitch heel flap. IMG_7604 I had to modify the way I do my “pre-darning” on the inside of the heel, but it worked fine to weave in a strand of yarn diagonally.  I think you can see what’s going on here:IMG_7583I didn’t skimp on these socks (the legs are a good 7.5” long), but I have a lot of yarn left – 23 g.  If you’re knitting really big socks, this may be the yarn for you!  I think the Kindling colorway would be perfect for a pair of men’s socks.  And you sure can’t beat the price at $9.99/hank (that’s for the whole 100 g).

Next, my boys both need new socks for fall… those will be my next office knitting projects.  They should go MUCH more quickly than the orange socks.

2 comments:

Kristen Eyssell said...

I wish I'd taken a look at that "pre-darn" while you were here this afternoon...

Also, that eye of partridge heel looks terrific with that yarn!

Steven said...

Beautiful. I know their pumpkin-y, but they totally remind me of some butternut squash I ate this weekend.