Friday, February 8, 2008

First socks of the year....

Well I did it....I designed my own sock. It wasn't so hard afterall, just finding a pattern I liked.
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug-- colour 71 Fire
Needles: 2.5mm

I looked through my pattern books and found the Diamond Drops stitch. Quite simple really, just a yo, K2, psso both the knit stitches, then a plain knit row, then move the slip stitch over two and another knit row. Easy, Peasy! A nice picot edge top and voila! My Dragon Sox!This yarn is very lovely, but just not enough yardage as far as I'm concerned. With this pattern and doing a 6" cuff I thought I would have enough yarn. But no way, I had to break into a second skein, and of course the handpaint colour was a little different than the first one so I had to alternate the two strands so you wouldn't notice the difference. There was no way I was ripping out the first sock and starting over. So, if you want a pair from one skein you'll be making ankle socks. I might try a pair of Monkeys with a short cuff with what I have left!


Roobeedoo said...

ooh - lovely stitch! This might be just what I am looking for to add texture to self-striping sock! Thanks for sharing this!

LEO said...

Oh, I love that stitch pattern! Again, thanks for sharing. Your socks look great.