Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic

    Tricot

    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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.

Ballet pose!
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.

Notes:

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:

  • First, I love working with this yarn, I only hit one snag in 3 balls, but there were no underspun, oversupn spots, or knots.
  • However, according to the website 110 is “Every shade of pink,” and mine just seems so much more medium pink and dark lavender. I’m not complaining, I love the colorway – but I bought it in person and knew I was getting a pink-purple yarn. It makes me wonder what the pink-purple colorways look like.
  • Finally, in some of the pink spots, it seems the dye didn’t soak through the yarn completely and half the strand will be darker pink, while the other half the strand had practically no color. This is the first time I’ve worked with this yarn, so I don’t know if this occurs with the darker colorways as well*, or if it’s just the pinks. It’s barely noticeable now that the socks are finished, but it was odd when I’d come across neutral colored spots while knitting.
  • 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

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