Friday, May 29, 2009

FO: Quick 'n Dirty Socks

Pattern: Modified from Fjord Felted Slippers by Cathy Campbell
Size: CO 40st
Materials: 80 yds Yanabey Lana Mecha
Needles: #9, 5.5mm
Start Date: May 16, 2009
Finish Date: May 22, 2009
On Ravelry

I realize that I blogged these slipper socks a week or so ago for WIP Wednesday, but the truth is I finished them about 6 hours after I posted that! I've been wearing them as slippers around the house. The yarn is VERY loosely twisted, so when I wash them I've found that I sort of have to groom them which is a bit of a pain. Never the less these socks are very very warm, and I'll be making more because I love how comfortable they are! I'm surprised by how soft the Yanabey wool turned out to be.

To make these slipper socks (damn, I really don't know what to call them!) I CO 40 stitches, knit a 3x1 rib for about an inch, then did a knit row, a centered decrease at the back, one more knit row, one more decrease, and then saved the 16 heel stitches, knit to desired length, knit the toe, and knit the heel! The first time around I actually knit the heel before finishing the foot so that I could measure how long to make them. I sort of followed the pattern, but not really. Super easy! Next time I'll cast on fewer stitches, though I do enjoy the loose cuff. Maybe just a few less.

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Jack said...

Hi Robin,

I like where you are in your latest postings. Good luck with Harry Potter in Espanol, and with the knitting, that looks fabulous, but most of all, good luck at continuing to make enduring human connections. This is the stuff of the future!

Robin Marie said...

Jack, thanks so much! I love getting your comments:) Harry Potter has been interesting so far. It's fun that I can recognize phrases now, not just words!

BetteJo said...

Cute socks! I'm amazed at how simple knitting is to you, that you can make something like that without totally following a pattern!


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