Monday, December 26, 2016

FO: Office Retreat Socks

Every year the organization I work for goes on a lovely retreat in Santa Cruz which gives me a chance to knit on the beach, which is a fabulous experience.  (OK, to be fair, I knit from my balcony overlooking the beach.  You know, 'cuz of sand issues.)

This year I cast on a pair of 9 to 5 socks for the occasion...  get the irony?  Because I was knitting them while away from the 9 to 5?  I crack myself up.  Anyway, here are my Office Retreat Socks:

9 to 5 Socks

And here I am working the gusset while enjoying my lovely view...

Knitting on the Beach

yarn details
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Blue-Violet
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 35709
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon/Polymide
Machine wash/Tumble dry low
$10.99 per 100 g /462 yd skein (purchased in Oct. 2013)

project details
pattern: "Nine to Five Socks" by Nicole Hindes; available as a free Ravelry download!
needles: size 1 (2.25mm) wood dpns
gauge: I didn't swatch, but at the end of the day, my gauge was 18 st and 24 rows over 2'' in stockinette
yarn used: 351 yards - 76% of the skein
size knit: medium (one size only)
finished size: length from back of heel to tip of toe: just shy of 9.5''; length from top of cuff to bottom of heel flap: 9''
duration: July 17, 2016 - October 1, 2016

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