Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful crafty week. Its a little rainy here today, but that’s ok, we really need the rain. I should title this post the saga of the socks lol. I had this pair 98% knitted, yes I did , and I unraveled them 😦 I wasn’t happy with the shape of the foot and how they were knitting up. I had a funny feeling from the start…66 CO sts seemed too many to me. I won’t criticize the pattern, it just wasn’t right for me. And well I had actually run out of yarn…. by a toe . I don’t mean one toe lol no but a sock toe area…I couldn’t believe it.. so I was faced with either find a contrast colour and make the toes of both socks different or unravel and start over. I also tried a cable design along the side of the sock as the pattern called for, but with this colourway, the cable was not showing up as well as I had hoped 😦
So the unraveling began. I went back to my fav basic sock pattern. When in a pinch eh ? CO 56 sts 🙂 and away I go. The other pattern called for K2, P1 for the leg and instep and I liked that part of it. For the basic pattern I went with K2, P2 for the leg and instep, and when all was said and done, I had yarn left over ..YEAH! lol
I used Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino, 100% merino wool. The basic sock pattern took 2 -50g skeins. ( 160m/175yds) This colour way is P450 248 and made in Canada ! 🙂 a very nice yarn.
I made these especially for riding 🙂 The leg is 16.5 cm (6.5″) long, just the right length to fold down over the top of my boots. We are ready to roll … where’s my helmet lol
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a fantastic week and weekend