Monday, October 13, 2008

First Socks!

FO: Blue Stripey Socks
Pattern: The Yarn Harlot's Basic Sock Recipe, found in her book Knitting Rules, and online if you click the link above.
Yarn: Autermann Step Sock Yarn, in Denim
Needles: 2.5 mm bamboo dpns

I finally grafted the toe on my second sock, and we have a pair of socks!


I really enjoyed the construction aspect of the socks, from making the heel flap to knitting the gussets and grafting the toe. Next up is maybe a slipper sock in a thicker yarn, and something with a more interesting pattern for the leg.



I made some mods, minor ones, and naturally did not take a single note. For the most part, I cast on less stitches and decreased more rapidly than instructed, as I have small, squarish feet. Despite decreasing the cast on number, the socks are very loose around the leg part.




I have a dpn paranoia. No matter what size or material they are made of, I am always convinced one dpn in the set is the pointiest and one is fatter than the rest. Not sure if this is true, or totally in my head, but I spend half my time using dpns speculating about their various sizes and pointedness and what kind of quality control they go through :)

3 comments:

leah said...

They look super!!! My dpn have variations too, but because they rotate around the sock I don't worry about the size being a little off!

Stacy said...

Gorgeous... I just printed that pattern today, intent on knitting myself some socks.

Sarah said...

Rosie, that makes by grey sock look pathetic!