Hedgehog Knits

Adventures in knitting from the eastern edge of Canada.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Socks, and more socks

I finished the first pair of gift socks last night:

Pembrokeshire Pathways in Regia Silk on size 2.75 mm dpns.

I pretty much followed the pattern on this one, and they worked out nicely. They're a little lacey for my liking (but they're not for me), and they are very stretchy, so they should fit just about anyone. I like this yarn, and will probably use it again.

One good pair of socks leads to another. I spent a lot of time in doctor's office waiting rooms today, and on cross-town buses to get to said waiting rooms. And thus, in one day that would have been otherwise wasted, I managed to get the heel turned on a sock that I just started last night. The pattern is Crooked Cable Socks by sockbug (free to download here). I modified it a little to add the cuff - the original had a rolled top. The yarn is Lang Jawoll, and I'm knitting on 2 size 2.5 mm circulars. This is the first time I've used extra re-inforcing yarn for a heel (a spool of it comes with every skein of this yarn), and though I thought at first it might be too bulky, I actually like it. The heel is a really strong, dense fabric and will surely wear well.



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