Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Double Moss Stich Socks

Pattern: Double Moss Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock, 1 skein, color s84
Needles: US 1
Mods: Worked an Eye-of-Partridge Heel

I love these socks! This was my first time working with the Silk Garden Sock, and I'll definately use it again. The depth of the colors is amazing.

The only thing with this yarn is that it has less yardage than the Kureyon Sock. I barely had any yarn left at the end, and I made the foot of the second sock a little smaller than the first. So next time I'll make the leg a little shorter.

See you next time with my current WIP's.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mockery Socks

Pattern: Mockery Socks
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, 1 skein, in Ochre
Needles: US 1
Mods: None

This was one of the pattern knitalongs for the Malabrigo March group on Ravelry. I didn't finish my socks until April 5th - it took me exactly one month to finish. I really enjoyed this pattern. The cables are very subtle due to the fact that they are created using yarnovers and k2tog - a cable needles is never used (yay!). The socks are worked over 70 stitches instead of the 64 I'm used to. As you can see in the photo, they're a bit baggy around the ankles, so I think I'll try to stick to a 64 stitch sock in the future.

This was my first time working with Malabrigo Sock, and I know I'll be using it again. It's a little thinner than other sock yarns (it would work great for a shawl), but it's also very soft. And, of course the colors are beautiful.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tree Jacket - Finished!

Pattern: Tree Jacket by ZephyrStyle
Yarn: Reynolds Soft Linen, 13 skeins
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Modifications: None

This was a great pattern. Like any top-down pattern, it was quite quick and easy. The yarn was great to work with also. I was using it at first for the Dollar-and-a-Half Cardigan, but it came out horribly (all my fault) and I frogged it.

I started the sweater with size 8 needles but it was coming out way too loose, so I started over at the raglan increases with size 7's. The sleeves are a bit loose, but they're also quite comfortable, and the sweater is warm and light enough for the 50 degree weather we've been having.

Just a little sleeve bokeh for you.