Monday, May 5, 2008

Res Completae: Germany Socks

Though not usually one for orange on myself (even having questioned my purchase of this yarn), and rarely one for sock knitting, I am absolutely delighted by these orangey lacey socks. They were knit entirely during my trip to Germany, and though the yarn and pattern have nothing to do with Deutschland, they'll always remind me of that trip.

Pattern: Rainy Day Socks, by Yuliya Sullivan
Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sport, 2 hanks of Lincoln Park -- souvenir yarn from a trip to Washington DC last summer
Needles: US 3 bamboo dpns
Start to Finish: April 18-26, 2008

Mods: I did 5 rows of 1x1 rib instead of the cute picot cuff (I wasn't feeling in a picot mood at the time), then lengthened the leg of the sock by 2" to use up more yarn. I am far from a seasoned sock knitter, so those are about the only mods I'm capable of making to a sock.

Notes: Lovelovelovelovelove. First of all, this was a super-quick knit! I'm guessing it was the slightly fatter yarn and the US 3's -- these babies just flew by. The second one was started and completed during my plane ride back home. Secondly, I am in LOOOVE with the color. Thirdly, they're so soft and squishy on my feet! Fourthly, my heel turned out much better than the first time I tried:

Fifthly....ok, I can't think of a fifth reason, but the four previously mentioned make me want to cast on for another pair of socks immediately. I have heard the sock siren's song...


Philigry said...

oh, i love an orange sock!

Teresa said...

Wow - that is some pretty socks.
If I were a sock knitter, those'd be it for me!

Team Knit said...

Ooh, those are awesome! I love that they are bright orange. Not enough orange socks in the world, I tell you!

- Julie