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6. January 2010 17:17
by Jobo
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Afternoon Delight Socks? Done and Delicious

6. January 2010 17:17 by Jobo | 2 Comments

This pair took me a little longer than most, not because it was a difficult knit, but because i wasn't able to memorize the chart!  Nonetheless, I really enjoyed working on these rosy pink socks!

afternoondelightsocks I found overall that I liked the feel of the Yarn (Heidi's By Hand - purchased at London-Wul) but it was a little bit thinner than some of the other sock yarns I've used lately.  In the end I decided to knit the "large" size listed in the pattern.  Usually my feet are about a medium, size 7-8 or so depending on the style of shoe.  The wool is a little bit stiff, so I am interested to see how much it will soften up after a warm bath.  I'll keep you posted on that.  In the end, I think the gentle shifting of color was just right for this pattern? not enough to distract from the detail of the lace, but enough to keep this knitter amused and intrigued

The lace pattern itself was quite entertaining? and kept me on my toes.  Though I was not able to take them with me on the road, they did keep me amused and happily glued to "Joy of Sox" for the duration.  Most lace patterns have repeats of motifs and whatnot at regular intervals? this motif didn't really.  There were some sections of the pattern repeat where every second row was simply knit plain, and other sections where there was patterning and the shifting stitches with each row.  In some ways the uniqueness was a pain in the derriere (padded though it was from Holiday Overeating) but mostly it was refreshing compared to 6 row repeating lace.

Since these are toe-up, they also have a unique heel construction.  This one is somewhere between a toe up gusset and a short rows, combining some of the elements of both styles.  I won't lie.  I ended up making a boo boo and ripping back the heel on the first sock, and then repeated my error on the second and having to do the heel on that one twice also.  I think if I hadn't been trying to finish them up in a hurry late at night things would have been okay.  Note:  If you follow the pattern, it IS correct? it's my interpretation that was flawed ;)  The following day, with adequate chocolate intake, I was able to see my problem and fix it quite efficiently.

:)

 

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