Friday, 19 November 2010
STR sock 1
I like long legs on my socks. I find them more comfortable and warmer than shorter legs. In addition I don't like a band of bare leg between the bottom of trousers and the top of socks. So I decided that with the possibility of extra wool on the second ball, I'd make good long legs. Even after I'd finished the sock, I hadn't touched any of the extra available. There's just a very small amount left. Which means there will be about 20 gm left over from the second ball.
The yarn was pleasant to knit. Quick too. Done on 2.75 mm rosewood needles and 56 stitches, they are ample for me.
However, look at the two pictures. The sock could almost have been done with two separate colours. Green/purple one side and mostly pink the other. Now I recognise that colour and stripes are partly a function of the number of stitches, but I'm glad these were muted colours. I would not have been happy with obvious bright pooling.