FO – Om Socks
Posted by Amber on February 16, 2006
This was originally written to be posted to a knitting community – since I wanted immediate feedback, but didn’t one one Abby to see them before they got to her. So it’s long and more involved than most my FO posts.
I can’t model the socks, her feet are larger than my feet. Perhaps she will accost someone with a digital camera and send me pictures. Or else I am just going to have to haul my ass up to NY one of these days. What a shame that would be. I hate NY, afterall.
Pattern: Om Ankle Socks, as seen March 24-26 in the 2006 Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar, and also at P2 Designs, although I left out the symbol for “om” (sound of creation, so says the pattern — it wouldn’t have been pretty with the verigated yarn), and I shortened the ankle from 12 eyelets to 6, to keep it ankle length. Also, I used DPN instead of the two-circulars method called for. The pattern was clear and well written, and I’m definitely keeping it for another pair in the future.
Yarn: Three balls (about 2.8 balls, really) of Artyarns Supermerino, in colorway 110. Three comments on the yarn:
Needles: Clover bamboo DPN, size 3. The pattern calls for size one needles, but since I was using a worsted weight yarn and I fiddled around with the gauge so I didn’t have to change the pattern. The pattern calls for 8 stitches and 12 rows per inch (on the size 1s). This one is 7.25 stitches and 8.5 rows per inch. And it all worked out perfectly.
Time: I started Friday, Feb 3, and finished up Feb 11.
I love socks! I must make more of these. Both because they are fun and squishy and soft, and because I received direct orders :-D
*I bought some of the blue handpaint stripes to make a headband, and I’m not noticing this problem at all