Monday, May 11, 2009

Knitting the Socks, Vintage style

I have cast on my very first Nancy Bush project. Its very exciting, except I chose a very unexciting pattern. The socks are for N, who is not much into the YOs and whatnot that make socks fun and pretty. The pattern is from Knitting Vintage Socks, which I picked up at Imagiknit.

Here we have the Lichen Ribbed Socks in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock Solids, color Douglas Fir. The pattern is basically a 3x1 rib. The pattern is written for the ladies, so to accommodate a man foot, I went up a needle size and cast on for 8 extra stitches. I think I should have cast on 12 extra. Socks stretch though....right?
The Lorna's Laces is lovely to knit with. No halo, no splitting, just springy goodness.
The pattern is a bit more evident looking at the inside:
The outside looks a bit like lumpy stockinette, when its not stretched out a bit:

A random Gothic style church, near Pacific Heights:

3 comments:

Stacy said...

That yarn is such a gorgeous color!

Sarah said...

Rose and Kristina where are you? You are my inspiration!

Kristina said...

Sorry Mama Hembrow! School is sucking the life-force (aka knitting) out of me. =( I will try to post when I get a free minute.