Friday, April 11, 2008

Lacy Summer Socks

So much for finishing them before Easter, but here are the finished Lacy Summer Socks:

  • Pattern: Lacy Summer Socks from Joan McGowan-Michael's 'Knitting Lingerie Style'
  • Yarn: Blue Moon's socks that rock mediumweight in Little Bunny Foo Foo
  • Needles: US 3 dpns
  • Modifications: I knit a stocking stitch sole instead of a lacy one (figured it would feel better underfoot)
I do like these socks - they were a quick knit on size 3s; a very simple pattern; lovely yarn that didn't pool (yay for no pooling!). ...but if I were to make them again I'd probably make a couple of modifications:
  • I'd use a solid or semi-solid yarn so that you can see the lacy detail; it's obscured by the striping (should have known that)
  • I'd use a different method for the toe and the heel (which weirdly enough use the exact same technique! easy enough to do... I just prefer a neater look... although that could just be because I didn't do a great job of picking up the stitches evenly.)
I'm enjoying finishing some of the projects I have on the needles before I bring some of last year's summer WIPs out of hibernation.


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Corwink said...

I said it once and I'll say it are a sock knitting machine! I agree with using a solid color next time.

WandaWoman said...

I like the socks. They are pretty, but with variegated, it can sometimes be hard to see the details.

I've been enjoying finishing some smaller projects or even if not finishing them, but working on some socks and other things before going full-tilt into a new larger project.

michaele said...

It may be hard to see the lace detail, but I like how the pattern breaks up the stripes without eliminating them.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! It is funny how some of the STR pool and some don't?? They turned out great! :)


StarSpry said...

I agree with you, a solid would probably bring out the lace details better, but these are still very pretty! :D

tiennie said...

These turned out so nice! Lovely job!