Friday, December 14, 2007

happy sock dance

i have finally finished my second pair of socks wholly started within SSS (i had two singles to do to make two other pairs and have nearly finished the second one of those). these are one of my SSS personal challenges, to try lace socks, and i loved it. i feel like only ever making lace socks from now on.

anyway, here they are lying flat (unblocked):


i really liked this heel and the way the first round along the gusset is knitted into the back of the loop giving a very neat edge between gusset and heel.


a perfect fit.

the pattern is Waving Lace from Interweave Knits 25 Favourite Socks. The yarn is Waratah Fibres Hand Dyed in 3 ply, knitted on 2.25 mm over three needles. I amended the pattern slightly, because the pattern used lornas laces in 4 ply and this yarn was obviously thinner, i upped the stitch count, but i had to up it by a whole lace repeat, so its 8 more stitches than the original (72 i think instead of 64). also, i changed it to knit over three needles instead of four, i cant hold that many needles at once! i just put all the instep stitches on one needle instead of two.

i also did the proper scalloped edge rather than the rib, it took me a while to get used to the yarn over thing and i had to follow the chart closely (ie, write it all out and tick off each line!) but they were surprisingly easy.

i love them. i want to make another pair!

k xx

ps. i have given up being angry and resentful with the world and all the people in it. instead, im going to be a shiny happy person from now on. are you feelin' the love? :)


amy said...

Well done on the socks!

Melinda said...

These look great! I love your choice of yarn, and they look like a great fit. Well done on meeting one of your goals - that's a good reason to be 'shiny happy'!

Kate (Kiss My Frog) said...

Those surely are some Shiny Happy socks - how could you be angry and resentful while wearing something as pretty as that?

Rose Red said...

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Fab finished socks!! They look so so great - yay you!

And you go girl with the shiny happy. I think it's a good way to be, albeit sometimes hard to keep up.

Bells said...

Kylie they look so freaking marvellous. Good job! Yay you!

Taphophile said...

Feelin' the warm, socky, lacey love! :)

Fernicle said...

Totally gorgeous! I am in complete awe! As I struggle with my very first baby effort with absolutely no frills or fancy bits wahtsoever, your weaving lace with scalloped edge is really blowing my mind!! You da woman! xxx

Diantee said...

I love your waving lace socks, they look just perfect. It feels so good when you finish something and it works out well.


TinkingBell said...

Gorgeous socks! Definitely a reason to be happy with the world! There'll be no stopping you on the lace socks now!