Cursed? I think not!

I sort of finished them in a little more than a day:

I love them! They fit perfectly, and I just love the way they look and feel! I envision wearing these around the house when it gets cold, and they’ll fit into some of my winter shoes, too.

Some details:

  • My first toe-up pair, and I now understand what all the buzz is about – this is a great way to knit socks! I mainly used Wendy Johnson’s Knitty tutorial, but wrapped my stitches according to Véronik Avery’s article in Interweave (winter 2004). After completing the heel, I knit about one more inch in stockinette, then one inch in 1 X 1 rib. I used the backstitch bind-off from Montse Stanley, but I think it’s the same as EZ’s bind-off. This is definitely stretchy enough to slide on and off my foot easily, maybe even a little too loose.
  • The yarn is Artful Yarns Candy in Sour Apple, a little less than 2 skeins. I could have gotten another 1 – 1.5″ out of each skein, but I didn’t want the socks any longer (did I mention how great it is to knit toe-up?!?). I love this yarn – it has no wool content, so my feet will not turn into the inferno. Not to mention, is it not the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? It’s tweedy, texture-y, stretchy goodness. YUM. The yarn’s first owner proclaimed it cursed, but it’s been anything but in my hands ;).
  • I worked this sock on 48 stitches, the same number as my Pretty Comfy Socks. This was a sort of educated guess, considering the two yarns are about the same thickness and I was using the same needles.
  • Speaking of needles, I mainly used Bryspun dpns, US 3, with occasional interludes into insanity:

    Yes, each sock has one end of that circular. Don’t ask. Just don’t.

Well, I’ve got nothing to knit again. Eh, shit. I’ll come up with something over the weekend, and hopefully I won’t finish it in two days. In the meantime, have a good one!

P.S. I received the sweetest e-mail from my Sockapal-2-za sock pal yesterday. Her name is Yasmin, and she doesn’t have a blog. She received the socks I knit for her, and she loves them! I’m so happy to hear that, Yasmin! In case you’re curious, these are the socks Yasmin knit for her own pal.


0 thoughts on “Cursed? I think not!

  1. nona

    For being someone with a “grumpy” persona, you sure have a positive, persuasive personality — I’m ready to run right out to my LYS, buy yarn, and start this scarf today. I think I just might!

  2. Kenny

    Wow, your knitting looks great. I have a couple of questions for you on this scarf. Can you e-mail me the reply?

    1. I’m trying to knit this with KnitPicks Elegance. I’m torn between needle size 4 and 5. 5 is the recommended gauge. 4 is slightly tighter. For this pattern, have you noticed if tighter is better….because of all the cables and ribbing?

    2. how do you keep the knit rib and the wavy cables straight and neat while knitting? I’m assuming it’s a tension thing. Which brings me back to my first question, will a tighter gauge help? Will pulling the purl stitches tighter help?

    Thanks again.