Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sneak Peak: Anybody want to knit these spectacular new socks?

Psst!... over here. Just get a look at these lovelies! They were knitted toe-up with a provisional cast on, short-row toes and short-row heels. But they will easily translate to other methods, though this lace works best from the bottom up. Some familiarity with lace would be helpful, but it's not a hard lace to knit, just a simple variation on dayflower lace done in the round. I made them using the magic loop method, but the pattern should also work on two circulars or dpns.

The magnificent magenta originals (pictured above) are made from 2 skeins of Koigu (KPM #1170), on 2 mm needles. For this lace, solid colours are best. A VERY subtly variegated colour-way might be okay, but too much colour striation will distract from the lace pattern.

I'm just translating my knitting notes into more decipherable instructions for those who aren't lurking in my head with me. I hope to finish editing them tonight. More soon.


Carol said...

Oooh! Ok, you've hooked me with the picture. I want to knit those socks. I will have to start looking for non-variegated yarn immediately! (all the stuff in mmy stash is variegated. I think. Hmm, maybe I should look first..)

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Angela said...

I found you!!!

And your socks are gorgeous!

Thank you not-so SP!

Kerry said...

They are absolutely gorgeous!