Wednesday, July 29, 2015

fo: SpringTastic Socks!

fo: SpringTastic Socks!
Oh my gosh, they're done!  I feel like I've been working on these forever, but I really only started them in early June, and they spent a lot of down time as I got charmed by other projects.  My declaration to complete some WIPs put them back on the radar, and after finishing the first sock, I whipped off the second sock in 9 days.  A quarter of that was done last night!

Manos Del Uruguay - Alergria
Pattern: SpringTastic Socks by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Alegria
Mods: I started with the 9" sock for the width, but only knit 7" before doing the toe decreases for my size 7 feet.  I reduced the toe length by only knitting 6 decrease repeats (decrease 1 row, k 1 row), then decreasing every row for 6 rows.  I then sewed the toe closed with 28 stitches on the needles instead of 24 to reduce the point for my blunt toes.  The fit is perfect!
Here's my project page on Ravelry.

fo: SpringTastic Socks!
I admit, I didn't really like the cable and lace pattern when I first started it.  It's knit ankle down, so the pattern is upside down as you knit it.  It's not a symmetrical pattern at all, and it looks kind of kooky as you knit it, and I had no idea what the pattern had to do with spring.  But I was committed so kept going.  It was only when I tried them on to check the fit that I understood.

fo: SpringTastic Socks!
It's a basket filled with flowers! 

I was already sold on hand knit socks, but if I weren't these would've done it.  They're so adorable and beyond comfortable!  How have I gone so long wearing ill-fitted socks?  :)

fo: SpringTastic Socks!

7 comments:

  1. Oh wow they are gorgeous and what a pretty pattern! Baskets of flowers indeed! My feet are so freezing I am fantasising about knitted slippers with sheepskin inner soles. SExy eh!

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    1. Mmm, cozy warm slippers. VERY SEXY!

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  2. Cute!! I love the green you used-perfect for a pair of fair-weather socks!

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  3. Oh, swoon!!! I love these. The color, the cables, the anklettes....I am drooling. They are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, it was a good pattern and pretty fun to knit. :)

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  4. I'm working on this pattern too, and I totally didn't notice the flowers in the basket! That just makes me love the pattern even more :)

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