Thursday, 9 September 2010

Yellow Socks

Just a quick post today about some lovely ankle socks I've just finished.

The pattern is Diagonal Rib by Anne Budd, which was published as part of a free e-book by Knitting Daily. I've been meaning to make these for a while, as although the pattern is fairly plain and simple, I think the overall effect is rather classic and fun. The heel flap is fairly short, which I prefer, and the only modification I made was to shorten the toe, making 6 sets of decreases with a rest round between them, then 5 rounds of decreases without rest rounds, then grafting the last 20 stitches. I think I perhaps don't have as pointy feet as the average person, as I always find shorter toes fit and look better.

I've been wanting to use this yarn for ages, it was bought at a craft fair at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle on Easter Sunday when Andrew and I were visiting my parents. It was bought from Spinning a Yarn, a local indy dyer from the area. In fact, it was bought at the same time as the blue fibre I blogged about spinning last month. I'm 99% sure the yarn is her Walker Sock Yarn, and therefore should be superwash. As our washing machine is currently broken (I'm allowing Andrew the opportunity to stretch his testosterone before calling the landlord, it's only a clogged filter afterall) I won't be washing them just yet, but will let you know if any disasters arise!

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