Friday, December 21, 2007

Smokin' Socks

I finished grandmothers socks in good time for Christmas. Yay!

Pattern: Smokin' Socks by Knitspot
Yarn: J. Knits Sperwash Me Sock in Boston, from The Loopy Ewe of course :-)
Needles: 2.25 mm Knitpicks circ
Mods: I made an in-between size, 66 sts instad of 60 or 72 as the pattern suggests. In hindsight I think that 60 sts would have been ok, but as I don't have grandmother's foot measurements just her shoe size I didn't want to make them too tight. I did the heel over 34 sts using Cat Bordhi's wrapped stitches.
Verdict: The yarn, hmm. I love the colour and the variation, and the knitted fabric looks and feel very nice. But the yarn is a bit splitty, it is tricky to pick up a dropped stitch. At one point I ripped a few rounds at the toe and it was No Fun to pick up the stitches again.

I love the stitch pattern. I will certainly use it again, for me. It is easy to knit, yet it looks and feels really nice.


  1. Hope that you had a wonderful holiday.
    The socks are lovely.

  2. These socks are gorgeous - love the color and the pattern.