Friday, 28 January 2011

FO Friday- B socks

FO for this week is pair 2 from the A-Z sock knitting challenge:
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Pattern: Brigit by Monkey Toes
Yarn: Hand dyed Raspberry sauce in superwash sock weight
Needles: 2.5mm dpns
Skills: Longtail cast on, both knit and purl version. Tried cabling without a cable needle, don't like it- I spend more time picking up dropped stitches than I save so it works best to just use a spare dpn as a cable needle.
Notes: Longer heel flap, shorter toe as I worked a full number of pattern repeats down the top of the foot, this finished further down than it needed to. Moved a stitch from N1 to N3 before starting the heel, heel work over 34 sts, top of foot over 37. This gave a constant column of purl stitches either side of the patterning on top of the foot.
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Cable detail:
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Layout of cables:
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A nice pattern, but I am a little bored of cabling now, so I have something different picked out for my next pattern. The yarn may not have been the best choice as it makes it harder to see the cables, they are easier to see in real life.
I wore these yesterday and they feel a little big, I think I should have reduced a bit extra on the foot as there is less ribbing on this portion to snug the fit. A run through the washing machine may help (they are superwash).
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The last pair of socks I named after the book I was reading at the same time. These are going to be subtitled "Bramwell"; not a book this time but an old ITV drama about a Victorian female doctor. I have been watching it when I am knitting and remembering how good it is.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful socks. It's funny that you are bored of cables and I'm still on the edge of trying them. I like the name Bramwell...that would make a great name for an Alpaca.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. Ooooh, Yay! I love the sound of Bramwell the alpaca

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  3. Great job with that yarn - it's lovely! And the socks are pretty great, too. I'm right there with you on the cables. Once this mitten is done, I'm putting the cable needle into time out for a while. On to something new!

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  4. I love the color and it's such a pretty cable!

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  5. The cables turned out great! I haven't tried cables yet of course, but they sure sound like a pain in the butt! I like the yarn choice for the socks.

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  6. I love the way the yarn worked up on these, especially in the first shot, it creates such interesting lines and blocks of colour. (And now I want to check out Bramwell, I'll have to see if my library can get it...)

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  7. Great socks! I have been on a cabling kick lately, but I have a feeling that burnout is on the horizon.

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  8. Cute yarn and socks! I will have to check out Bramwell, as I'm always looking for a good series to watch while knitting. Thanks!

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