Saturday, April 30, 2011

FO: Classy Slip-Up Socks

These are my first pair of “real” socks – that is, socks made with actual sock yarn and tiny needles. They took me forever to knit because this is kind of a slow-going stitch pattern and I had to unknit and frog and cry a lot, but I love the results! They fit me like a glove and are super warm and cozy.

Here are some pics:

and a close up:
yarn details
Berroco Comfort Sock in Dusk (1731)
Fingering Weight
50% super fine nylon, 50% super fine acrylic
dye lot V1172
Washing Instructions: machine wash, do not bleach, do not iron
$8.00 for 100 g /447 yd ball @ Windsor Button

project details
pattern: "Classy Slip-Up Socks" by Betsy Lee McCarthy in Knit Socks.
size: one-size (women's large)
gauge: 28 stitches and 45 rows over 4'' in stockinette (measured after several wears and washes...)
needles: size 2 dpns (set of 5, bamboo)
yarn used: 0.73 skeins = 326 yards
time span: January 2009 – September 2010 (yikes!)

  • leg of sock is 5.5'', 18 rounds of ribbing and 15 pattern repeats
  • I shifted stitches along the needles throughout knitting to avoid ladders. Worked like a charm with this pattern.
  • on gusset decreases I decreased on rows where you knit the slipped stitch
  • at first I thought the yarn was a little splitty but I think there was just a learning curve knitting such fine yarn with bamboo needles which aren’t all that pointy
  • there are holes in the gussets – I need to learn if there is a good post-hoc way to fix these??

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