Sunday, 10 June 2012

Year of Projects Week 49

Wow, we're so close to the end here!

A quick update so say I have finally finished my socks!
Saying that it took 4 goes to knit them, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. There are some issues with my tension in places, I think a combination of the purls, twisted stitches and cables over 4 needles mixed with the fact that the yarn is slightly overspun. I also didn't help myself by knitting with the kinked yarn instead of soaking it to get the kinks out after frogging.

Blocking fixed a few of the problems, and I was excited to try my new sock blockers
A close up of the pattern, you can see the ladders where I wasn't very good at changing needles with purl stitches though!
All in all, I think they'll probably get a lot of wear, and I still love the yarn and the pattern, so I'm happy with them!


  1. Betcha those ladders even out a bit after a few wears and washes! For a first pair of socks they look AWESOME!

  2. What a pretty yarn and pattern--you should be proud of yourself!

  3. I think they look great! (And next time, don't point out your mistakes because no one will notice otherwise!)

  4. they look so intricate! I am in awe of your patience!!

  5. They look fab! I still haven't attempted much in the way of patterned socks, so I'm super impressed :)

  6. I love the socks and the sock blockers! Those are two very cute sheep!

  7. hullo again, I've nominated your blog for an award