Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Socks!

Earlier this week I made the final decreases, kitchenered the toes, wove in the ends, and slipped my feet into my new socks!

The pattern is Anne's Magic Stripes (which really only has to do with the self-striping yarn) from Antje Gillingham's Knitting Circles Around Socks.  From start to finish the directions were clear and easy to follow, although my friends and I all found that perhaps the measurements for the size we chose were a little off.  I had to stop long before the recommended length for the foot.

The yarn is Premier Yarns' Serenity Sock Weight in the color Aquamarine, one of the many Iona-inspired yarns in my stash that I wrote about last spring.  It's 50% merino superwash, 25% bamboo, and 25% nylon.

My socks are fraternal rather than identical twins, but that's okay with me - they're soft and warm and, best of all, finished!  I've already cast my now trusty two circulars on for another pair, this time for my husband (but shhh, don't tell him yet!).


Julie Nolte Owen said...

Yeah! Yours are a little big, too? Sarah's fit her husband! I haven't got very far on the next pair. Decided to wait and see how your turned out. Do you think I should do the size small in the same yarn instead of the medium?

Cathy said...

Whee- congratulations! I love the color. It was fun to watch you in person as you worked on them, My socks have always gotten a wee bit smaller with the first few washes, so hopefully yours will fit perfectly in a few weeks (or months, since I'm sure it is as hot there as it is here and I am loathe to wear even shoes, much less socks, unless I have to!)

Jen said...

Julie, they're really not that big around, but the length would have been too much if I had followed the pattern. I'd probably do the same size again in this yarn. I'm a tight knitter, though...if you are a little more relaxed, you might want to go a size down.

The pair for Charlie is going to be an experiment - I've cast on 80 stitches total and am following a pattern actually written for double points. Big leap of faith to think I can adapt it for the two circulars method!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

cute socks!

Spinster Beth said...

Love the kitty paws ... you're lucky, though. My cats always stick a rude tail into my pictures. Paws are much cuter!