Sunday, September 18, 2016

FO: Drachenschwingen

I'm freaking in love with these socks!!  First: glittery!  Second: amazing traveling twisted stitch pattern that is reminiscent of dragon scales!  What's not to love?

At first I thought this pattern was so hard and it gave me massive headaches.  But once you get used to it, it's not bad at all.  You just need to get in the rhythm of it all.  Also, the Craftsy class Bavarian Twisted Stitches helped a lot (affiliate link).  I heart Donna Druchunas!

yarn details
Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in Peacock
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 157817
70% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Metallic
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$2.95 per 50 g /231 yd ball (purchased in Nov. 2014)

project details
pattern: "Drachenschwingen by Scarlet Plume; available as a free Ravelry download!
needles: size 1.5 wood dpns
gauge: honestly, I didn't swatch it... sorry, knitting gods
yarn used: 314.2 yards - a little less than 70% of each ball
size knit: small
finished size: bottom of heel to top of cuff - 8.75''; back of heel to tip of toe: 8.75''
duration: January 30, 2016 - July 24, 2016

  • If I were to make these again I would arrange the dpns so there isn't a needle change right in the middle of the center motif. A bit of a ladder appears there, which is hard to avoid in the reverse stockinette background.
  • Did two full pattern repeats on leg; only worked 23 rows on the heel flap.w