Wednesday, 7 July 2010
My second pair of socks - improvisation of basics
And because the other socks were so much fun (and also because I've got rather too much sock yarn sitting at home throwing me reproachful looks) I've knit another pair!
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Cherry
Needles: 3.25 mm
Pattern: improvised - but it was meant to be the
Riverbed Master pattern
I started out on the Riverbed (master) pattern from the Sock Innovations book by Cat Bordhi. My gauge only allowed for three double sets of increases until I got the circumference of my foot which does not end up like the picture at all!
So I forgot about the rest of the instructions and just kept going - while trying them on every so often to get them to fit. The shape of these came out slightly odd: too big around and too short, but it evens out when you wear them!
I have since washed them too, absolutely fine in the washing machine on a 30 degree cycle. The yarn might have acquired a bit of a fuzzy halo (I won't be chucking my Jitterbug shawls in the machine just yet) but not too bad.
I enjoy these. They're nice and plain which shows up the colour variegation very nicely. I'm pleased with them. Best thing: it was such a quick knit!
PS: Now I'll just have to get a suitable pair of shoes to show off my hand-knit socks. Something with a kitten heel would be gorgeous...