While in Texas: Knit Purple Socks
Posted by Amber on June 9, 2008
A long, long overdue FO post:
Pattern: Anniversary Socks by Nancy Bush; from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPM #3005; picked up at Stitches East 2007, Rosie’s Yarn Cellar’s Booth
Needles: US 1, Magic Loop
Mods: Decreased the entire sock to 60 stitches by removing some stitches from the stockinette panel. To keep the patterned portion on one needle, and the back & sole (plain) stitches on another I had something like 34 stitches on one side and 26 on the other side. But it worked out in the end!
Comments: Because there’s no patterning on the back of the leg, these are VERY quick to knit. Each sock took me about 2 days to knit (on a business trip to Texas). Now, those were typically a travel day and then a second day (where I got to knit in the airport; on the plane, and then while sitting around the hotel while waiting for coworkers to get ready for dinner — yay for business trips!) I did 5 repeats of the pattern on the leg, rather than I think the 7 or so the pattern suggested. I might have been able to get one more repeat from the ball.
I was a little surprised that there was no chart in the book – all written instructions. So I made my own little chart on a post it note (so could stick it on the seat back in front of me). Turns out – I didn’t need my chart, the pattern was super easy to memorize. And considering I couldn’t memorize the chart to my River Rapids socks, that says a lot.
Incidentally, the first photo is more color-accurate. Don’t you hate it when you just can’t get a color? I took like 10 pictures of a ball of green yarn, and spent an hour messing with the colors in Picnik and I STILL wasn’t happy.
The title of this post? On a different business trip to Texas, I knit some other purple Koigu socks that it seems never made it into a blog post:
Go With the Flow (by Evelyn Clark; also from Favorite Socks), also knit with Koigu (NR/No Repeat colorway), also from Rosie’s via Stitches (2006!). These were knit toe-up (thus being Go Against the Flow in my Ravelry notebook)