Thursday, October 25, 2007

Addicting Sock

As if I don't have enough projects on the go! This sock yarn has been languishing in my stash for quite some time now.




I've tried a few different patterns with little success. In "plain vanilla" socks I find the very regular stripes of this particular colourway rather harsh looking. I wanted to break them up some so I tried a traditional feather and fan pattern and although I liked the look, I found it difficult to calculate the number of stitches I would need to do the sock in the undulating pattern. The sock ended up too tight to get comfortably over my heel and I frogged it.

This new stitch pattern, adapted from "little tent stitch" in one of the Barbara Walker treasuries, seems to be doing the job nicely and the sock appears to fit okay so far. I'm having a hard time putting it down though, it's quite addicting! My INTENT was to just get the sock started so that I could leave it in a little bag I keep specifically for boring car trips. This might end up being one of my fastest pairs of socks though. It hasn't even made it out to the car yet.

6 comments:

kristo said...

It's looking really nice! The colours look great in that stitch pattern.

Laura said...

I love the stripes with that stitch pattern. I think you have a winner there. :-)

Ruinwen said...

I love the way the stitch really brings out the colorway. :)

Hoc Age said...

I like it! I 'm going to try it on my next pair. Thanks :)

Marlene said...

Hock age, I did modify the basic stitch pattern though. Rather than the sections of 3 garter stitches, I kept those stitches always as purls, making it in actually a reverse stockinette section. This makes the basic stitch pattern a K5, p3, ribbing, with the fancier dropped and picked up stitches added in. It makes for a really nice, form fitting sock.

AlisonH said...

That's cool! Both the sock and the fact that it grabbed you like that. The most fun projects to work on are the ones that don't want to be put back down, even for a moment.