Sunday, September 30, 2007

FO: Twisted Tweed Socks

It took me a few rounds to remember to slip the stitches with the yarn in front, but this was a really enjoyable pattern to work with.

Twisted-Tweed-Finished

Pattern:
Twisted Tweed by Schrodinger, toe-up version
Yarn: Knit Picks' Memories in the Yukon colorway (discontinued)
Needles: Knit Picks' DPNs size 1 (2.25mm)
Started: September 3
Finished: September 23
Modifications: Maia's toe-up gusseted heel instead of short row heels; picked up stitches 'the pretty way'; 72 stitches on the foot, but 78 stitches on the leg due to the constricting nature of the tweed stitch.
What I learned: 1) How to make socks toe-up on DPNs, which I think is harder than Magic Loop or two circulars because the DPNs are not flexible when you begin the toe. 2) I really, really like the Memories yarn and I'm sad that it's discontinued. Not a huge problem though because it's really only the colorways that aren't available anymore. The bare yarn is still available and only serves to fuel my burgeoning desire to dye yarn.

6 comments:

Matt....... said...

nice socks! the KP bare is nice, but see if you can get your hands on Kraemer "judy" (undyed merino)It'll make you a convert, I swear!

Larjmarj said...

They look GREAT! I haven't used DPN's in quite a while, not ever since I learned the loop. I haven't tried toe up yet. It's on my list.

ekgheiy said...

Sweet! Nice job. They didn't take long at all.

soxophone player said...

Great man socks!

earthchick said...

Hey, those are gorgeous!!

Charles said...

AWESOME SOCKS!

I saw your blog on Matt's blog...Just wanna say you have a great to see another men knitting blog and visit my knitting blog too!

Thanks

Charles