Monday, June 18, 2007

Candy Socks (Adriana)

I finished my Candy Socks this weekend!

candy sock4

candy sock7

candy sock6
(Taking pictures of your own feet can result in some funny angles)

Pattern: Spiral Book Socks from Summer 2007 Interweave Knits
Yarn: Deegu in the colourway formerly known as Tulip Garden
Needles: 2.5mm Addis
Date Started: June 2nd (ish), 2007
Date Finished: June 17, 2007
Notes: I fell in love with these socks in the magazine but I'm not big on knee highs. They are a lot of work and I have larger than average calves so that means doing extra math and needing more yarn... Then I saw a shortened version on Ravelry which used STR and I really liked the way the spirals broke up the colours, similar to Jaywalkers in that respect. I decided to do the socks toe-up since that is my way and I wanted to use some of my lovely Deegu. The pattern is really straightforward and lots of fun. This is a very stretchy pattern so I had to adjust my stitch count (to follow the actual pattern. I had sized it up slightly unnecessarily).
The pooling of the yarn was a problem so I had to alternate knitting with both ends of the yarn. It still pooled but people seem to like the swirly effect which was a happy accident.

Since I had faithfully finished the Candy Socks I was allowed to cast on for new socks using some of my fun birthday yarn. With so many choices it was hard to decide but with Heather's nudging I decided to start Coupling from the new Knitty with their recommended yarn, Sea Wool.

All prettily wound up

Toe and first two pattern repeats.
I am in love with the sock!! I'm not certain about the yarn yet (it's different than the 100% merino I'm used to working with so it's taking a bit of getting used to) but I absolutely love the pattern. It is very straightforward and oh so pretty!! I've christened these "Coupling-at-Sea" Socks which is just dirty enough to be fun :)
I foresee this socks knitting up really quickly, which is good because I've got lots of projects waiting in the wings!


Heather G. said...

Ooooh! Looking good! Now I want some Sea Wool :)

spillyjane said...

ok, now i'm going to have to dig out my Sea Wool and play with it soon! it looks so pretty and shiny knit up.

the candy socks really live up to their namesake! nice work!

Anonymous said...

ooooo... those are going to be fancy-schmancy socks!!

and mmmm...candy feet... ;)

(p.s. this is gen. i'm at work, so not logging in. i'm not a perverted foot-licker or anything, so don't worry!)

Rachel said...

This is the first of what I expect will be many testimonials about how Ravelry helped a knitter find inspiration for a pattern that originally wasn't quite right for her -- and the results are great! The new pair looks wonderful too, and the yarn is gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

Coupling-at-sea, oh, what fun you could have with naming socks!

Very pretty, I love the colors!