Monday, December 29, 2008

FO: Rain Forest Socks

Gifted to my aunt on Christmas eve, here are the details and bad, blurry, indoor pictures of my completed Monkey socks.

FO: Rain Forest Socks
Pattern: Monkey Socks, by Cookie A. (free pattern publishes in Knitty magazine, Winter 2006)
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in Happy Forest. Used almost one skein, but still have enough left over for a footie sock or small glove.
Needles: US 2 bamboo dpns

I loooooooooooove this yarn. I plan on casting on Cookie's Pomatomus socks with my second skein for my lil' sister. The yarn gets and A plus, as does Cookie. The DIC Smooshy has some variegation within the main color, but not so much that it pools, or distracts from a great pattern.
The purls separating the knit part of the pattern occurred at the join of my dpns, and for some reason my purls always have laddering. I can control the knits a bit better across the dpn joins, but my purls seem to always be a bit loosey goosey. As a result, the triangles of purls are a bit more prominent than I like, almost as if they were the main attraction in the pattern. If I make them again, which I think I might, I will try the No-Purl version, and knit the purls.

I hope everyone had happy holidays!


Stacy said...

They look beyond soft! I'm sure your aunt will love them tons....

Pitty said...

i love this color!

PBnJ said...

I've never been able to make it through an entire pair of socks but I love the color of the yarn you've used! That's probably my favorite shade of green. =D It looks silky soft too!