Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nine



Nine, that's how many pairs of socks I have knit since I started making them in September 2013.
I really like the way these turned out and I can see so much improvement in my knitting.

opal hundertwasser yarn

opal hundertwasser yarn

opal hundertwasser yarn

opal hundertwasser yarn

opal hundertwasser yarn

opal hundertwasser yarn

opal hundertwasser yarn

My two biggest improvements are that the place where the rows join on my circular needles is no longer a visible line. That is a huge improvement from my first pair. The next improvement I have made is to memorized the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern and it turns out good every time. I also discovered that starting the toe with 16 stitches and then increasing to 32 stitches fits my foot perfectly. You might not think there is a fit to socks but when you hand knit socks and they don't have a lot of stretch, the fit is very important. As a bonus, the pattern almost lines up.
This yarn was a fun one to work with and see the pattern form as I continued knitting. I am finishing up another pair of socks now, but after that I think I am going to try knitting with double pointed needles and also try using an elastic thread in the cuff to help with the baggy cuff.

Sock Stats:
Yarn: Opal Hundertwasser Sock Yarn color 2104/625
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 1 (2.5mm)
Pattern: Simple stockinette stitch with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.

This is my first completed project from my 4th quarter Finish Along list.

Finish Along 2014

5 comments:

geri centonze said...

I have been thinking about you and the amount of beautiful things you create in a year. Not only do you create gorgeous quilts, but then there are the socks and the clutches and on top of that you grow your own produce, make your own preserves, cook gourmet meals, maintain your friendships...you are a superwoman and I'm PROUD to call you sister and friend!

Lynz said...

I must give that heel a try, I love how it looks. Are these toe up? I'm a fan of that Opel yarn, too, it's exciting to see what is coming next!

Canadian Abroad said...

Handmade socks - to be admired from afar by me. I love that self patterning yarn.

Katy Cameron said...

Wow, that's an impressive collection!

Leanne said...

I love all your socks, you are becoming a pro.