Thursday, July 06, 2006

These Socks Really Rock

I have been meaning to post these pictures of my finished Socks That Rock FOREVER. I finally sat down to do it because I have several other things to share that will have to wait until tomorrow when, hopefully, I will be able to get a little daylight.

I made these roughly following the basic sock pattern from the Cat Bordhi book. I used a hank of Carbon Socks That Rock (of which I have quite a bit leftover) with my size 2 Addi Turbos. I modified the pattern a bit to make them a little smaller. But what I now realize is that I should have made them as directed, only on smaller needles.

I think that the stockinette part of the sock is ok, but the ribs seem like they pull a bit. But, they fit me much better than my first pair, so these can actually stay with these feet. I was able to get a bit of the Nike swoosh on the second sock, but it isn't a perfect match.

I realized two things while working on these socks. First, I really need to learn Kitchener stitch. I follow the instructions, but I am not really getting the technique. I've been meaning to watch one of those helpful online videos, but I haven't gotten around to it. Now I will put that to the top of the list. Second, I realized that I really like the 2 socks on 2 circulars method. I didn't mind the needles hanging around and I felt that my speed and joins were highly improved from my last pair. I doubt that I will give up my dpns, but I think for most socks I will stick to this method.

8 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Very nice. I finished a sock yesterday, and I, too, have some trouble with the kitchener. Without my instructions in front of me, it never turns out well. My memory just can't be trusted on that technique. The only solution I can think of is making more and more socks to practice on!

Oh, and for the leftovers, have you considered making little lingerie drawer sachets? Remember there's a pattern for a heart-shaped one with the baby kimono pattern in IK. I was pretty cute, and would make nice gifts for Christmas, I think. Plus, there's the fact that it looks like it's a new technique you may not have tried before.

Jeanette said...

The socks look great!

knitzalot said...

Nice job! I'll have to try the two circulars method sometime.

Mouse said...

very cute! I'm still angry at my STR socks.. I think I was in a fiber high when I bought this colorway.

Jennifer said...

I love the socks!

I learned Kitchener by following the instructions in the first SnB book. I found it quite helpful.

Marisa said...

Cute!

Nonnahs said...

YAY!! Great socks! :)

Nasus said...

Great job! And nice swoosh! :)