Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Sock number four . . .

Pattern: Whitby from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Louet Gems Sport Weight 100% Merino Wool in Pewter
Needles: US 2 Addi Turbo's Circular
Started: April 20, 2007
Finished: April 25, 2007
Notes: I knit the leg 1/2" longer than recommended.

Now that I used the correct weight yarn, I love these socks. I need to mention that this yarn is yummy and I will knit with it again. Though, maybe a brighter color would be fun.

Note about pattern . . . it's lovely! Very easy to commit to memory, so no need to tote around a book or pattern notes. The socks are comfy to wear, with no irritation (you know the rubbing and such) from the cables. I will say that the diamond pattern does, in my lowly opinion, make my ankles lean toward the larger side. Overall a super pattern.

Please note that sexy, pasty, tree trunk of a leg was not meant to show, but the sock decided to cooperate, so we sacrificed showing of ugly leg for sake of fair sock photo.


Holly said...

Hey, no one notices the legs - we are all drooling over the socks. And if your legs can't support those socks, I am sure that there would be plenty of takers!

Kellie said...

lol, I have to agree with Holly, I didn't even notice your leg til you pointed it out - i was just oogling those gorgeous socks! I must get a copy of KOTR. Congrats on pair number 4!

jenneke said...

the picture in the book doesn't do the pattern any justice at all! It is so pretty! I might have to go out for some sport weight later.


Holly Bee said...

Congrats on pair 4!!

I am so amazed by the 52 pair plunge, and the rapid knitting! I feel like such a knit slacker!

Elysbeth said...

There are legs in the picture? I only came for the socks man. This pattern was in my list to make, now it is moving up the list, thanks.

trixie stix said...

jenneke ~ thanks for the compliment about the Whitby's. Your'e right, the picture in the book does not do them justice.

I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but wasn'tablet of or some reason. Sorry.

lexa said...

I love your socks! Well done! And congratulations on pair #4. :)

kristinknits said...

I cannot believe all these socks that you are producing. Absolutely amazing! And very cute, BTW.