Friday, April 20, 2007

Alpaca socks finished

Here are the finished Natural Dye Studio alpaca/silk toe-up socks. Just before I finished the second one I tried the first one on and found that I had cast off too tightly and it wouldn't go over my heel. So I did 2 less rib rows on the 2nd sock and then frogged back the first sock and re-did the rib cos I couldn't work out how to frog and pick up rib stitches. So I did 2 less rows again so I would have enough ysrn to cast off loosely. And it worked so they are both fine now. I'm really pleased with the gussett and heel, I usually get holes if I do them top down.



I only have 3 projects on the needles now, better cast on something quick!!

I agreed to be an administrator for the SKD forum but things are changing anyway so I'm not sure what the state of play is at the moment.

Countdown - 6 days to sheep in Simply Knitting!!

4 comments:

clarabelle said...

The socks look great! Love the subtle colour as well - what yarn did you use? I'm building myself up to knit my first pair soon...

clarabelle said...

ooops, you've said what you've used right at the start of the post...! Sorry!

Nina said...

Nice socks! Lovely colour--alpaca? Blend? Do they feel as soft as they sound?

WRT the holes--you mean, at the corners on the heel, is that right? I always have to remember to purposely twist those stitches in the corner, between the heel and the (top of the foot--what's the word? ugh.). I am going to remember the solutions you have described, when the time comes. I am itching to try a toe-up sock, though. Heh-heh, I have something else I need to finish first, however. :op

acrylik said...

Lovely socks, they look very snuggly.