Thursday, March 17, 2011
My apprehension concerning striped socks has faded. They came out great, and I'm so happy. They will be a little gift for my eldest daughter who lives in Mississippi. My youngest, Alexis, is my model, and although they're just a bit snug for her, they'll fit Anissa like a glove.
Note to self: Next time I do stripes, I'll be sure to pull the yarn from both bolts at once, making sure the yarn matches. I didn't do badly, but I'm just about 1 or 2 rows off in my stripe matching.
I used a standard heel and toe design, and the all-over pattern was lots of fun. I'm not sure what the pattern is or where I saw it, but it's so easy to memorize - 2 rows of knit, alternated with two rows of k2/ p2 - That's it! You can see here how snug the heel is, but they'll fit nicer on my smaller-footed daughter. I'm not sure if she'll like me referring to her like that, but you get my meaning.
Happy Birthday, Alexis, my little 23 year old leprechaun....sigh, I can hardly believe it!
Alexis likes them, and has already commissioned a pair for herself. I also think these would be great socks for men too, with a longer leg, of course.
Details: About 1 1/2 inches of k2, p2 rib, then the pattern, with a stockinette sole.
Needles: size 1 US