Sunday, June 3, 2012

Our Paths Cross socks are done!

IMG_1534I finished my Lorilee Beltman Our Paths Cross socks!  These are so cool.  I just love the vertical stranding technique.  It isn’t stranded colorwork, it isn’t intarsia, and it isn’t duplicate stitch. It’s way better, in my opinion.

As you can see, I reversed the colors so that these are mirror images of one another:IMG_1516 It is exceptionally difficult to take a photo of the back of one’s own legs.  I got a lot of this – ha!  I finally asked for help.IMG_1523 I really like the back of these socks, the way the pyramid heel handles the decreases and then the ribbing grows out of a triangle.  So attractive.IMG_1534I used Simply Sock Yarn Solids for this in Wheatgrass, Brick, and Turquoise.  This yarn is great for colorwork. It has a nice tight twist, three plies, and some nylon for strength.  It comes in 64 colors, and the put up is only 50 grams so you can buy smaller amounts for colorwork.

IMG_1529I’m very pleased with how these came out.  I’ll be keeping an eye out for new pattern releases from Lorilee that use this technique.

3 comments:

neagley said...

These are super cool. I'm going to have to put them on my queue, too...

Bonny said...

These are really cool! You might have to wear them with shorts so you can show them off, or at least sit at work with your feet up on your desk so people notice how great they are!

Steven said...

I'm so impressed with these -- so many cool features to love. The colors couldn't be better!