Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stripes! Complete

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.
             Yarn:  Regia
             Needles:  size 1 US

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment Jan - always appreciated!Love the stripey socks... which reminds me I've got the second sock of a pair to finish somewhere... if I can remeber where I've put it!