Thursday, April 5, 2012

John's Socks - One Finished!

Let me just say, one doesn't realize how much bigger a size 13 is until they actually knit one! :)

Yarn : JoAnn's Sensations Bamboo and Ewe
Color : Turquoise
Content : 40% Wool, 30% Nylon, 15% Rayon
Care : Machine Wash
Needles : US 1 / 2.25mm (KnitPicks 47" Circular)
Pattern : Modified version of Kellswater Socks, Rav Link
Modifications: Top down, heel flap, modified version of diamond/cable chart to fit 76 stitches, and no anchor chart used.





Huge sock!  Everytime I thought "I am almost there" I'd measure and I wouldn't be close!  :)  The markers are still in it because I haven't written down all my numbers for it yet.
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The diamond detail just does not show well in flash, but weather has been too crappy to take pictures outside.  We had snow last Friday for heaven's sake!
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This patterning worked even better than I expected.  I might end up making myself a pair!
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I took my own method for decreasing down for the toe, kind of a backwards spiral toe using the patterning as a base.
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It looks odd, like most toes on knitted socks, but it fits well.
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These are definitely something I am proud of and look so much more difficult to knit than they are. They really make great bus knitting. I have started the second one, but am only just past the ribbing.

3 comments:

  1. Love it!! Is it a true cable or the "mock cable"?

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  2. Yay for socks! (Boo for big feet...)
    =)

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