Saturday, December 10, 2011

FO: Jaywalker Part Deux

I loved the Jaywalkers that I made my mom so much that I decided I had to make a pair for myself. Of course, since they were for me I could go pretty wild with the color scheme and chose this awesome rainbow Felici yarn from knit picks. This is the same type of yarn I used on my mom's socks and I'm really happy with it! It's super soft with no breaks or knots so the stripes come out nice and even. Love this pattern too!

yarn details
Knit Picks Felici in Afternoon
Fingering Weight
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
dye lot 61610
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$4.49 per 50 g /218 yd ball

project details
pattern: "Jaywalker" by Grumperina, available as a free Ravelry download size: small (measures 9.5'' from cuff to heel and 8.75'' heel to toe)
needles: size 2 bamboo dpns
gauge: 32 st x 48 rows over 4'' in stockinetteyarn used: 1.62 skeins (about 353 yards)time span: May 6, 2011 - August 20, 2011
  • to make the stripes match up I was careful to start each sock at the beginning of the same color repeat - this meant I wasted a few yards of yarn at the beginning of the skeins, but I think it was worth it for the nice matching look. (My mom's stripes didn't match, but I think that looked okay because they were more monochromatic).
  • I did a longer leg on these than I did on my mom's socks to show off the stripes. (Even though by the measurements it looks like I used less yarn on this one than I did on the other ones. That's because on my mom's socks I measured the amount of yarn left over whereas here I measured the amount of yarn actually used... it makes sense if you think about it.)

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